Odd OSX behavior with commands and Finder


I've put this as Major, but honestly it is more annoying then anything else.

I have Terminal open. I type "box help"

First problem: It takes about 5 seconds to run. 5 seconds isn't terribly long, but for a CLI it is too long. Enough to make me not use it.

Second problem: I see a Java app fire up in my doc, and when that happens, my most recent Finder window is focused, so I have to click back in Terminal to see the result.


Raymond Camden
June 23, 2014, 7:58 PM

Every box command I try has this behavior, not just box help.

Brad Wood
June 23, 2014, 8:47 PM

The focus issue is addressed in COMMANDBOX-4. Right now I don't know if we have a workaround since we have to start it headless to get some of the desktop integrations.

Startup speed is something we're working to improve as we go. If you're wanting to execute more that one command, I would recommend just typing "box" at your OS prompt to enter shell mode. Once the CLI is loaded there is zero delay between commands.

Luis Majano
June 23, 2014, 8:56 PM

Like Brad says, in Mac I have the same annoyance due to be able to use the java.awt classes for Desktop integration. However, I think I have figured out a way to do it without it. So I will be committing my updates to allow for full headless CLI. This also sped up my CLI down to 2 seconds for each command.

Luis Majano
June 30, 2014, 10:14 PM

adding version info





Raymond Camden



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