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Terminal commands to launch your preferred browser (or any app) in full-screen mode

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Launch apps in full-screen mode from the Terminal. Currently Mac OS X only, patches welcome.

Install

Install Node.js, then run
$ npm install -g browse

Usage

Six convenience commands are installed:

Google Chrome Canary

To launch Chrome Canary, run:
$ ca <location>

Google Chrome

To launch Chrome, run:
$ ch <location>

Firefox

To launch Firefox, run:
$ ff <location>

Safari

To launch Safari, run:
$ sf <location>

Launch anything in full-screen

Run the command ccf (an applescript which sends the CMD+CTRL+f keystroke to the active application) following a regular open to switch it to full-screen mode:
$ open -a Calendar && ccf

Should an app have an additional full-screen mode shortcutted by CMD+Shift+f (as Chrome does), use:
$ open -a "Google Chrome" && csf

Tip. If an app is slow to load, give it chance to load fully by inserting a pause before running the keyboard shortcut:
$ ff http://www.rt.com && sleep 3 && csf