I'm using Mac OS Mavericks and attempting to run Portable Thunderbird from a USB drive.
I've tried to open Thunderbird using the terminal command to set a custom profile folder path that exists on a USB drive located at - /Volumes/THUNDERBIRD/Thunderbird/Profiles/xai1druh.default'
I'm able to start the Portable Thunderbird app from a command line, (located in the path /Volumes/THUNDERBIRD/'Portable Thunderbird_3.0.4'using the command:
open Portable\ Thunderbird.app But when I attempt to pass Portable Thunderbird the profile parameters for the profile path using this command line:
open Portable\ Thunderbird.app -profile “/Volumes/THUNDERBIRD/Thunderbird/Profiles/xai1druh.default” Portable Thunderbird is not seeing the -p or the directory parm but apparently open is trying to parse it as another program or file to open.
I've tried multiple iterations to allow Thunderbird to see the parms but apparently I'm missing something fundamental.
In the path /Volumes/THUNDERBIRD/Portable Thunderbird_3.0.4/Portable Thunderbird.app/Contents/MacOS/ there is a file, Portable Thunderbird, (without an extension), that launches a script that eventually opens the Portable Thunderbird app.
In the same package in the path /Volumes/THUNDERBIRD/Portable Thunderbird_3.0.4/Portable Thunderbird.app/Contents/Resources/Profiles which is the location of the default profile I'm trying to change.
What command line and syntax should I use to properly launch Portable Thunderbird from the USB drive to pass the profile parms to point to the custom profile on te same USB drive, my directory and object names seem different from your example. Thanks