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Tech Tip: Using command line to launch 4D with a structure and data file
PRODUCT: 4D | VERSION: 2004.1 | PLATFORM: Mac OS X
Published On: June 19, 2005
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4D 2004 supports CLI (Command Line Interface) for Mac OS X. Here is an example of how to launch a 4D database structure with a data file.

Using the terminal in Mac Os X, use the following syntax.

Syntax: Path/ApplicationName -d DataPath StructurePath

Example:
4th\ Dimension.app/Contents/MacOS/4th\ Dimension -d/Users/Roger/Bases/MyBase/MyBase.4DD /Users/Roger/Bases/My-Base/MyBase.4DB

No dialog boxes appear and now you are ready to work on your database.