OS X – Terminal Aliases for Launching Applications
Just found this gem of a tip at macosxhints.com…
After you make the modifications listed at the link below you will be able to launch OS X apps via commands in the terminal. Believe it or not this method will actually allow you to launch applications faster than using spotlight due to the magic of tab completion in bash. I’d imagine it’s about the same speed as launching apps with Quicksilver, but for us server admin types we ALWAYS have a terminal (or ten) open.