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macOS - How to open System Preferences from Terminal  


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October 10, 2019 4:42 AM  

There are a few tricks to open a specific pane in the "System Preferences", from Terminal. 
I found this to be the most effective:

open ""

but this works as well:

open -b /System/Library/PreferencePanes/Security.prefPane

(to find more preference panes, look at /System/Library/PreferencePanes)

The first one though offers the ability to open a specific tab on given pane as well.

This for example opens "System Preferences" -> "Security & Privacy" and then activates the "Privacy" tab:

open ""