[OT] Scriptable DMG tool?

Bruce Robertson bfr at nwlink.com
Wed May 12 16:20:50 EDT 2004

> I build a lot of DMGs, but Apple's Disk Utility isn't scriptable so I
> have no way to automate that end of my build process.
> Any of you know of a scriptable alternative to Disk Utility for making DMGs?

>From MacScripter


Use do shell script and hdiutil

Sample script posted on MacScripter for creating an encrypted disk image:

set desktop_path to ((path to desktop) as string)
set file_name to "encrypted.dmg"
set volume_name to "Encypted Disk"
set volume_size to "5m" --megabytes
do shell script "hdiutil create " & (quoted form of POSIX path of
(desktop_path & file_name)) & ¬
     " -encryption -volname " & (quoted form of volume_name) & ¬
     " -size " & volume_size & " -fs HFS+ -attach" 

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