Here’s a neat tip I just discovered. It’s really quite easy to run an app through Rosetta from the command-line. How? By using /usr/libexec/oah/translate. For example, /usr/libexec/oah/translate /Applications/Photo\ Booth.app/Contents/MacOS/Photo\ Booth will launch Photo Booth in Rosetta.

2 Responses to “Quick Tip: Using Rosetta from the command-line”
  1. Cool. Now I can have two Safaris, one for normal use and one for using a PPC plugin (Scorch). Helps a lot when browsing for music…Rosetta Safari is too slow for normal use. Thanks!

  2. Madd the Sane says:

    another way to launch applications that are a different architecture is to use the arch command, like so: arch -ppc executable_name. Can also be used to launch 32-bit apps on 64-bit processors.