Multiple instances of Gnucash in moutain lion

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Nov 15 07:46:08 EST 2012

On Nov 15, 2012, at 11:17 AM, Joe R <jxr2000 at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have noticed that there is no clean way to have multiple instances of the Gnucash app running, using different set of accounts. I just migrated to mac from linux and using the following command only seems to open the last used file:
> open -na file-to-open
> Where -n => open new even if already open
>             a the app to open followed by the file to open
> Does anyone know of a way to open multiple instances of Gnucash in Mac OS X, like you can in Linux. I basically created an icon in KDE for each instance passing it the file, and I was certain that the OS X open command would do the same.

What happens if you keep LaunchServices out of the loop by just invoking Gnucash directly?
> /Applications/ file-to-open

John Ralls

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