[clug-talk] Semi-OT: AppleScript Editor

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Thu Apr 30 16:54:13 PDT 2009


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Ian Bruseker wrote:
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>     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.
> 
If you are in fact dealing with the compiled variant, you could probably
use a hexeditor to make the changes you need.
Here are two that I use:

XVI32
http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi32/xvi32.htm

Hack
http://rhack.sourceforge.net/
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