[clug-talk] Semi-OT: AppleScript Editor

Chris Lusena grey_0x1a at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 30 16:40:47 PDT 2009


I am wonder if Macs have the same text format as Windows xor as a Unix, xor
even worst a third incompatible way of signaling an end of line? 

--
Chris

--- On Thu, 4/30/09, Ian Bruseker <ian.bruseker at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Ian Bruseker <ian.bruseker at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [clug-talk] Semi-OT: AppleScript Editor
> To: "CLUG General" <clug-talk at clug.ca>
> Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 5:27 PM
> 2009/4/30
> TekBudda <tekbudda at gmail.com>
> 
> 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
> 
> box.
> 
> 
> 
> Hope that clears everything up.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I'm starting to wonder
> if my assumption on them being plain text is incorrect.  I
> just did a little googling and found references to
> "compiling" AppleScript files.  I'm wondering
> if that's what you have is the compiled output.  This
> page talks about being able to save the script output in
> various formats, including plain text:
> 
> 
> http://developer.apple.com/documentation/applescript/conceptual/applescriptx/Concepts/work_with_as.html
> 
> 
> Maybe you just need to get back onto one of those Macs and
> try to do a Save As in Script Editor and save it out in a
> different format.  Then you could edit it in any editor.
> 
> Ian
> 
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