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Re: touch/open on Mac

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  • Subject: [mg95951] Re: touch/open on Mac
  • From: ragfield <ragfield at>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 05:46:55 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gls1ss$hi4$>

On Jan 29, 4:54 am, Frank Hu <frank1... at> wrote:
=7F> I used to be able to create a new notebook by these two commands
> touch foo.nb
> open foo.nb
> But after upgrading to V7, foo.nb is treated as a text file and saving =
> the file will just save the textural content of the notebook and lose  
> all the structures.  Is there anyway to get the old behavior back,  
> namely let Mathematica treat an empty file with an nb suffix as an  
> empty notebook file?

Try this instead:

echo "Notebook[]" >> foo.nb
open foo.nb


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