how to run an applescript with "shell" object?

    Jul 12 2008 | 11:32 pm
    can anyone tell me how?
    thank you so from madrid!!

    • Jul 13 2008 | 8:35 am
    • Jul 13 2008 | 11:15 am
      hello, I try but nothing happenps!,
      I just want to display an screen message when I do some tasks with max
      something like this:
      tell application "MaxMSP" activate tell application "AirClick" simulate virtual key code 17 display message "Button 1" tell application "TextEdit" activate end tell end tell end tell
      how could I do it?
    • Jul 13 2008 | 11:40 am
      Try typing 'man osascript' in the terminal to see what arguments osascript needs.
    • Jul 13 2008 | 12:06 pm
      hello, this is the simple script I need to run... and it
    • Jul 13 2008 | 1:40 pm
      did you try to paste that line directly in the terminal? Was there any error message, or any kind of feedback? you can also write a script to a file, and let osascript use it(also try with the terminal first, then with max).
      I can't fully test this out since I don't have the "SEC Helper" app, but I suspect that the character ` before the word "using" could be a problem here.
      On Jul 13, 2008, at 2:06 PM, gamuso wrote:
    • Jul 13 2008 | 2:36 pm
      hello, thanks for helping...
      but I
    • Jul 13 2008 | 4:18 pm
      try this: save script as "mybestscriptever.scpt" in the same folder where your patch is saved, and then call it with:
      osascript mybestscriptever.scpt
      or if you're using the -e approach, you're probably entering the world of symbolic pain. simple example would be message box with the:
      osascript -e'tell application "Finder"' -e activate -e end tell
      it's really very very simple: just study carefully the way max handles symbols, osascript manual, actionscript, shell(s), google for error messages, search max forum and eventually you'll figure it out.
    • Jul 13 2008 | 8:16 pm
      well, since I wrote 'actionscript' instead of applescript(and because information about escapes and symbols is dispersed throughout the docs&forum), I'll give you a hint:
      whole osascript line should be one symbol, meaning you should put all of it in quotes.
      but since there are already quotes in your call ("SEC Helper"), and they have special meaning in max, you'll have to escape them with , meaning: insert before " to get ", but not before first and last double quotes(which define max symbol).
      I've just installed sec helper thing, typed correctly formated message, and it worked, so you know now it's possible.
      If this is too urgent for you, and you don't want to know at this point how symbols in max work, look here what to type into the message box to make it work:
    • Jul 14 2008 | 2:59 pm
      ey, thanks to you all,
      this info is helpfull for me!
      thankyou so
    • Jul 15 2008 | 5:34 pm
      my applescript is:
      tell application "Live" activate
      tell application "System Events" key down command keystroke "w" key up command keystroke "d" end tell end tell
      tell application "Live" activate
      set new_file to "Macintosh HD:Users:andrewrobertson:Work:Live:MyLiveSets:B-Keeper2008:B-KeeperTemplate2.als" open file new_file end tell
      this works fine in script editor
      however, when I start trying things like:
      osascript -e 'tell application "live" ' -e 'activate' -e 'end tell' -e 'tell application "System Events"' -e 'key down command' -e 'keystroke /"w/"' -e 'key up command' -e 'keystroke /"d/"' -e 'end tell'
      with shell, it doesn;t work.
      What's the method with scpt - I haven't got that working yet, and how do you deal with enter and apostrophes etc..?
      Can anyone give a very clear answer for a simple script that will work whilst also using more than one line?
      Cheers, Andrew
    • Jul 15 2008 | 5:57 pm
      Hi, within minutes I'm answering my own question (well, with some help from Enrique, talented colleague..) - maybe I should have tried this before ..but this may help others too
      [osascript users/andrewrobertson/Work/MadMax/MaxPatches/Refresh.scpt]
      [ ] is the message box
      into shell runs the script
      open users/andrewrobertson/Work/MadMax/MaxPatches/Refresh.scpt
      will open it.
      I think I made a slip-up with a dash or something. Easiest way to check - put it right back at the root and move up from there...
      This would seem a much better way to run applescript than the -e ' /" etc