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macOS - Programmatically add an application persistent to the Dock

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A friend was looking for a way to programmatically add an application to the Dock.
Couldn't find a proper API for it (probably does exist, suggestions are welcome), but the following shell script did the trick (using Xcode as an example):


defaults write persistent-apps -array-add "<dict><key>tile-data</key><dict><key>file-data</key><dict><key>_CFURLString</key><string>$myapp</string><key>_CFURLStringType</key><integer>0</integer></dict></dict></dict>"

osascript -e 'tell application "Dock" to quit'
osascript -e 'tell application "Dock" to activate’

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