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ezhangin 12-13-2005 11:10 PM

Quick Apple Script Question
How would I enter a line of text into terminal via an apple script? I got the script to open terminal, i need the script to then enter one line of text into terminal, and then it opens another application (which also works). So basically I can't figure out how to just enter text into terminal through an apple script. Anyone know?

johninc 12-13-2005 11:25 PM

You don't even need to open terminal:


do shell script "command for terminal here"
then if you want the result displayed in a window:


do shell script "command for terminal here"
display dialog "" & result & ""

oops just realized you wanted to enter text into terminal.... Give me a minute for that...

johninc 12-13-2005 11:29 PM

All right there we go it enters it and displays it in terminal:


tell application "Terminal"
do script "command for terminal here"
end tell

surfwax95 12-14-2005 12:27 AM

I was looking for this same answer, but the script mentioned gets an error: "Terminal couldn't complete the operation because it is not connected."

I just tried a "top" command.

johninc 12-14-2005 12:43 AM

probably depends what type of command your using I tested that on the uptime command and it worked great.

ezhangin 12-14-2005 01:56 AM

I want to run a python script inside of a terminal window

johninc 12-14-2005 09:30 PM

o can't help ya there I have no experience in python.

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