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I have been trying to open Google Chrome from command line but with no luck! I have tried How do I start Chrome using a specified "user profile"?

My goal is to open Google Chrome with a specific profile such as "profile 1", "profile 2", or "Default" from the command line, using bash to be specific, on my Mac.

UPDATE: 6/3/14 Got this to work BUT only works when opening chrome for the first time

open -a Google\ Chrome --args --"profile-directory"="Profile 1"

So How do you get --args to be accepted AFTER google chrome as already been launched??

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What parts of the linked question did you try and what didn't work about them? – Jason Aller May 28 '14 at 4:26
'open -a "Google Chrome" --args --profile-directory=Default' Which in the same thread says this no longer works as of Nov 2014 Also tried ' --args --profile-directory=Default' After following his comment, tried it with it it hanging on that exact line, no erros, no chrome opening – gradedcatfood May 28 '14 at 4:32
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You could try the following:

/Applications/Google\\ Chrome --args --profile-directory=Default

Referred from this answer.

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That was a thread i opened on stack overflow and they sent me here. that didn't work. --args --directory-profile="PROFILE_WANTED" Dosnt work for me :/ – gradedcatfood May 31 '14 at 2:45

Try: open -a "Google Chrome" --args --profile-directory=<your profile name> Works every time for me.

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