help with applescript to shell osascript

    Mar 18 2010 | 2:15 pm
    Hi, I'm trying to "translate" this applescript to the osascript syntax to execute the code from the shell object.
    tell application "Mail" set theNewMessage to make new outgoing message with properties {subject:"Subject text", content:"Content text", visible:true} tell theNewMessage make new to recipient at end of to recipients with properties {address:"email address"} send end tell end tell
    I can't figure the right syntax to make it work in osascript syntax. I have read the other forum threats about it, but i can't figure it out. could someone tell me the exact message (with all the e- " ' ...) i should send to the shell object with that applescript code? I'll use a text or coll object to generate e-mails... Many thanks! F
    note: i already know about the net.mail.send object ...

    • Mar 21 2010 | 12:35 pm
      In this thread I posted a javascript which you can use to format applescript code in [textedit] for the [shell] object. If you don't need the user to modify the script you can run an external applescript from [shell] using the file path.
    • Mar 22 2010 | 3:57 pm
      Hi Luk, thanks for your help. I already try your javascript before posting this topic, but i couldn't make it work ... i have almost zero knowledge of js. But what i do to try your js is: [textedit] - [js whatever.js]- [shell] in my max preferences path's i put a whatever.js file with your code inside. when i bang my applescript in the textedit, i don't get any error message in the max window and shell output bangs but nothing happens in the mail app. When i run my applescript from an applescript editor it works fine ... i run it and a mail is sent by I'm doing it allright? thank you v.m for your time, F
    • Mar 23 2010 | 4:43 pm
      As my conclusion for low level programmers like my self: in my little experience it looks difficult to deal with osascript syntax if the applescript gets a little bit complex.. so finally i just use shell to run applescript as applications. it's much more easy and i manage to do all i needed. To use data between applications (ex: max and mail) i just write it and read it throw text files. F
    • Mar 03 2013 | 7:32 pm
      I couldn't get even the osscript command to execute a .scpt file, but what I did find out was a way to execute applications in max. So basically what you can do is write your applescript, save it as a .scpt file, double click it to open the AppleScript Editor, click save as, and make sure under the "file format" option you choose "application". Then, in max, create a message object, and in it type:
      ; max launchbrowser file:////Users/username/Desktop/foldername/
      where obviously you would replace the filepath with your own file path. If you need the file path to your script, just open Terminal, and drag the script into the finder window to output it's location. Then just copy that path into the message box.
    • Dec 03 2013 | 10:31 am
      Hi, just found this topic.
      Could anyone please tell me the the command I have to send to the shell object to run my applescript? - Can't get it to work ..
    • Feb 27 2016 | 3:34 am
      Maybe this can help: