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How do I pass command line arguments to Dock items?

I'm attempting to follow the instructions for pinning startup tabs in Chrome. On OS X how do I add command line arguments to items that persist in my dock?
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How do I start Chrome using a specified “user profile”?

I use the new built-in "Users" feature of Chrome to switch between Home/Work accounts easily. However, Chrome remembers the "last" user profile you had selected when launching new windows. This is a ...
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How do I find out command line arguments of a running program?

I'm looking for a tool or method to find out what command line parameters have been passed to a program, for example when it was run by another program (launcher-application scenario).
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How to add command line options to shortcut?

How can I add command line options to an executable in a shortcut in Windows XP? For example in the shortcut properties in target I have: "c:\path\to\exe\pogram.exe" I want to add some options: "...
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How to start a program with command line arguments on Windows' cmd with 'start' command?

I need to start a program (virtual machine) in the background with a start command on Windows' 7 command line. Normally you would do this like that: start /b cmd yourprogram But I need to pass some ...
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Unix tools: what if a file is named minus something?

I'm always wondering: most GNU/Unix tools take options in the form "minus something", sometimes followed by an argument. What if you got a file named minus something? $ ls -f $ rm -f $ ls -f $ mv -f ...
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Pass a path with space to a batch file as a parameter

In first.bat, I use var5=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\bin\x86_amd64\ CALL scripts\vc64.bat %var5% And in scripts\vc64.bat, I use SET var6=%1vcvarsx86_amd64.bat CALL %var6%...
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How to open multiple tabs in IE8 from the command prompt?

What command line options can I use for opening multiple tabs in IE 8 from the command prompt or a .bat file? I've tried the URLs separated by "", commas, <> and |, but nothing has worked.
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Finding Command-Line Arguments of Programs

I know that unix has man pages, but is there a place I can look to discover command-line arguments of programs? Going to command prompt and typing notepad /? doesn't give anything.
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Opening PowerShell at the current working directory from the registry

This question is prompted by a problem I faced while writing this answer. I am invoking PowerShell like this from the registry: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe -NoExit -...
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Using cURL command-line tool on Mac, What can I do to this script to ask it to fetch stock data which will replace commas with NO SPACES

Example: Google Outstanding Shares are 670,000,000 and this value is collected in a txt file from Yahoo Finance API via the below script. The issue is; that numbers WITH commas or spaces are a bloody ...
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Why does “cd..” work in the Windows command line?

When typing cd.. without a space between cd and .. the Windows command prompt will happily switch to the parent folder. Is there an explanation for this behaviour? The command does not follow the ...
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Passing two arguments to a command using pipes

Usually, we only need to pass one argument: echo abc | cat echo abc | cat some_file - echo abc | cat - some_file Is there a way to pass two arguments? Something like {echo abc , echo xyz} | cat ...
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How to create a file which is named like a command line argument?

I was wondering how to make a file named as a flag, e.g., if I wanted to make a folder named -a, what commands would do the trick? I tried mkdir '-a', mkdir \-a, and neither worked. I'm on Ubuntu.
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Differences in bash scripts between $@ and $*

Which are the differences between $@ and $* ? For example I see no differences here: #! /bin/bash echo with star: $* echo with at sign: $@
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How to pass a terminal command as an argument to another command

I want to run this command: ls -arth Test*log | tail -1 ... and pass its output as an argument to: open /Applications/Utilities/Console.app <previous output> I would like to do this all in ...