08-16-2010, 03:24 PM #1
.app question & custom context menu
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- Aug 16, 2010
I'm new to the Mac world and I have a couple of questions.
I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.4.
Following some hints I found on the net I created .app
packages to run specific programs.
Basically I open a new document in the AppleScript
editor and add the command:
do shell script "/path/to/file"
I can use just like any other .app .
Using this method I can start just one instance of the .app .
If I double-click on the .app again nothing happens.
Maybe I'm missing something, is there a way to start more
than one instance of an .app created that way?
I'm wondering about something like background execution,
I mean the equivalent of the "&" for Unix shell commands.
Actually I'm using this method to run a Windows application
through the wine emulator (just because I paid for the license!):
do shell script "wine start /Unix /Users/xxx/.wine/drive_c/Programs/Illustrate/dBPoweramp/MusicConverter.exe"
I would like to add entries in the finder context menu to do
specific task on specific file types.
For example I would like to add an entry to run a .app
I created as explained above when I right click on a file
in the finder.
Any suggestion is welcomed!
Thanks for your help!
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