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apple script in max

February 23, 2011 | 6:35 pm

Hi,

I’m making an installation where under certain circumstances I want the computer to:

turn itself off and reboot
on reboot load a patch

Is applescript the best way and how do I achieve this?

Thanks a lot.

Tim


February 23, 2011 | 6:36 pm

tap.applescript

he’s also a tim.


February 24, 2011 | 12:03 am

You can use the [shell] and [aka.shell] externals too. The best way is to tell the computer to reboot using applescript and include your patch/app in the startup folder. Then you can use the System Preferences to determine what to run when you reboot.


February 24, 2011 | 4:30 pm

There was a great little program called KeepItUp that did all you want and more–email alerts if your app crashes, automatic restarts of same, automatic shut-down/startup, logs… Unfortunately, when I tried their web site at < http://users.skynet.be/keepitup/> it 404′d, so I don’t know if it’s still available. I’d give it a Google if I were you, it may be around somewhere else.


February 24, 2011 | 8:05 pm

If you’re about to do an installation, the following may be of some interest:

http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=27123

p


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