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I'm running Google Chrome (12.0.742.122) on OS X (Snow Leopard) and I need to pass the "--allow-files-access-from-files" option so that I can test some local javascript stuff I'm working on.

I've tried using the following command-line approaches:

/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Content/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --allow-files-access-from-files

open /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Content/MacOS/Google\ Chrome -n --args --allow-files-access-from-files

Both will launch Google Chrome but it doesn't seem to take the argument as I am still not able to test my local Javascript.

Any suggestions?

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open -a "Google Chrome" --args --allow-file-access-from-files

I don't know how to adequately test the --allow-file-access-from-files switch, but it works for --incognito for me (same version and OS).

It appears as though Chrome does not like to be opened twice; when passing the -n switch to open (which is supposed to open a new instance), it immediately kills itself.

EDIT: 'allow-files-access-from-files' should be 'allow-file-access-from-files'

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still doesn't work for me. –  codecraig Jul 13 '11 at 0:50
    
Does the incognito switch work? –  Matt B. Jul 13 '11 at 0:51
    
I just did a system restart (had some updates to install) and now Chrome is working. thanks. –  codecraig Jul 13 '11 at 0:55
    
FYI - it's actually open -a "Google Chrome" --args --allow-file-access-from-files. You have an extra 's' in there. –  w3rthl3ss May 15 at 13:49
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