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UIOPEN(1) General Commands Manual UIOPEN(1)

uiopenopen an application or URL

uiopen [-h] [-a name] [-b id] [-p path] [-u url]

uiopen will open a specified app or URL, displaying it on SpringBoard.

, --app name
Finds the app with name and opens it.
, --bundleid id
Opens the application with the specified bundle id.
, --help
Prints a help text
, --path path
Opens the application at the specified .app bundle.
, --url url
Opens the specified url in a browser for http or follows the url scheme.

To open in the default browser

uiopen -u

To open the Settings app

uiopen -a Settings

To open Sileo using it's path, /Applications/

uiopen -p /Application/


The 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, 2019. The -u, -h, and -b were added to uiopen by absidue on December 25, 2020. The -a, and -p flags were added by absidue on August 12, 2021. The uiopen url format was deprecated on August 19, 2021.

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