cot command-line tool

The `cot` command-line tool allows you to control CotEditor from the command-line.


The cot command is bundled in So, run the following line on your to create a symlink to the cot command.

$ ln -s /Applications/ /usr/local/bin/cot

You may need to modify paths in this command depending on where you've installed CotEditor/cot.

via homebrew

You can also install cot command via homebrew.

$ brew tap coteditor/coteditor
$ brew install cot


Run cot with --help to learn how to use it.

$ cot --help
usage: cot [-h] [-v] [-g] [-n] [-l LINE] [-c COLUMN] [FILE]

command-line utility for CotEditor.

positional arguments:
  FILE                  Path to file to open.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -v, --version         show program's version number and exit
  -g, --background      Do not bring the application to the foreground.
  -n, --new             Create a new blank document.
  -l LINE, --line LINE  Jump to specific line in opened document.
  -c COLUMN, --column COLUMN
                        Jump to specific column in opened document.
cot's repo on GitHub