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silly question from a newbie (AppleScript)


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Hi,
I am doing a silly applications in AppleScript that opens and saves the content of a web page:

tell application "Safari"
activate
make new document at end of documents
set URL of document 1 to "www.url.."
delay 2
get document 1
delay 10
save document 1 in "directory/name.html"
end tell
delay 10

Here comes the catch: Instead of saving name.html, it saves "directory/name.html" as a file in the root directory.

Can someone help me? I could not find the problem.

Joao
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A quick test showed that Applescript is set to the root ('/') directory. Well, at least when I post a 'do shell script ' command.

You either will have to use a full path, or set the path relative to something like your home directory. If relative to your home directory, then try placing '~/' before the directory like this;
save document 1 in "~/directory/name.html"

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