[clug-talk] Semi-OT: AppleScript Editor
tekbudda at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 15:06:05 PDT 2009
> How about you buy everyone Macs? ;-)
> More seriously, what is the actual end requirement? You mention that you
> need to edit two lines in the file. Always the same two lines? What two
> lines? What are you changing?
> What I'm getting at is, do you really need a full blown editor on every
> machine that lets a user see AppleScript in pretty code colours?
> AppleScript is just text like any other script, so I'm guessing that's what
> you're looking for. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess you need
> to change something in that file each time that's machine specific like the
> IP or MAC of the given machine. So, why not write a script or very simple
> program that asks the user for the two things that need changing, and then
> within the code of the program or by calling out to another program like
> sed, you do the modification for them? Or if it's something like finding
> the IP or MAC address, why not automate it entirely by having your
> script/program deduce that information and modify the AppleScript
> accordingly? Yes, scripts writing scripts. The end is near.
Essentially what happens is that we are deploying Mac's on the
network & the laptop need to have the WiFi set-up. One of my
co-workers had created a script that does the whole thing when you hit
run. The only lines that need to be changed are the SSID & the key.
The file is labelled as filename.scpt whihc is an AppleScript file.
Any editor in cluding the ones suggested just garbles the information
& you cannot edit the 2 lines needed.
The probl;em is that the only way we can change the script at this
point is to use a Mac OS X machine...which isn't a huge deal, but just
slow things down a bit. Some guys have Mac's but mopst of us have
WIndows machines, hence the need for a program to run on a WIndows
Hope that clears everything up.
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