Selecting a Business/chart of Accounts when starting

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Jun 6 08:43:39 EDT 2013

On Jun 5, 2013, at 10:37 AM, Kevin Reid <kpreid at> wrote:

> On Jun 5, 2013, at 2:02, Maf. King <maf at> wrote:
>> ISTR that Apples have a problem with file association, however, and AFAIK 
>> trying to open a specific data file by clicking doesn't work, but others may know if that has recently changed.
> Mac OS X, unlike Linux desktops and Windows (and like original Mac OS), does not pass the name of an opened file as a command-line argument, but rather as an IPC (Apple Event) after the process has been started.
> (This also fits into the expectation on Mac OS X that if you open a file while an application is running, that same process will display the additional file -- which could not happen, or at least would not be the straightforward default, if the sole communication mechanism were based on starting a process.)
> Presumably the problem here is that that GnuCash does not implement the response to said event -- this is the usual failure mode of “ported” applications -- but I have not looked into this case.

Got it in one.

John Ralls

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