open an application or URL
uiopen will open a specified app or URL,
displaying it on SpringBoard.
- Finds the app with name and opens it.
- Opens the application with the specified bundle id.
- Prints a help text
- Opens the application at the specified .app bundle.
- Opens the specified url in a browser for http or follows the url scheme.
To open github.com in the default browser
uiopen -u https://github.com
To open the Settings app
uiopen -a Settings
To open Sileo using it's path, /Applications/Sileo.app
uiopen -p /Application/Sileo.app
uiopen utility first appeared in
uikittools on August 18, 2008, written by Jay
"Saurik" Freeman. Later, it was reimplemented by
CoolStar for the Chimera jailbreak on April 30,
-b were added to uiopen by absidue on December 25,
were added by absidue on August 12, 2021. The
url format was deprecated on August 19, 2021.