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Visit URL in running Firefox instance from command line in OS X

I am running this command in Terminal.app

$ /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -new-tab www.ebay.com

In the case when Firefox is already open, i am getting the dialog as

"A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time."

I am expecting it to open the url in new tab in the already running version of Firefox.

What am I missing here? Any insights?

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The -no-remote argument tells it specifically not to do that, and to open a new instance. Get rid of that argument and it should work

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hi Actually "$ /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -new-tab www.ebay.com" also gives the same result as previous :( –  Parimal Das Jun 23 '10 at 14:33
    
I have removed that from my post. Thanks. –  Parimal Das Jun 23 '10 at 14:34