How to launch an application (like "word" from a stack?

Peter Brigham MD pmbrig at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 07:46:17 CDT 2010


Hmm... On my system (MacBook, OSX 10.5.8, Rev Studio 4.0.0-gm-1, build  
950) the following works fine:
    launch "/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft Word"
whereas
    launch "/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft Word.app"
does not work. In the Finder on my Mac, the MSWord application does  
not have the ".app" suffix, so I would have been surprised if using "/ 
Microsoft Word.app" had worked, since it doesn't correspond to an  
identifiable file on my drive.
But you're correct that
    launch "/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft Word/"
also works, though strictly speaking it should be ungrammatical in  
RevTalk.

Is this a Mac vs Windows thing? A Leopard vs Snow Leopard thing? A Rev  
4.0 vs 4.5 thing?

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at gmail.com
http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig


On Jun 18, 2010, at 4:30 AM, Andre.Bisseret wrote:

>
> Le 17 juin 10 à 15:22, Peter Brigham MD a écrit :
>
>> I suspect the problem was more related to the final slash in your  
>> original script, so a folder was specified rather than a file. Does  
>> it work using ".../Microsoft Word" without the ".app" but also  
>> without the final slash?
>>
>> -- Peter
>
> Bonjour Peter,
>
> No, it does not work without ".app", either with the final slash or  
> without it.
>
> launch "/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft Word/" -- does  
> not work
> launch "/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft Word" -- does  
> not work
>
> while it works as soon as one adds the ".app", with or without a  
> final slash:
>
> launch "/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft Word.app" --  
> works
> launch "/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft Word.app/" --  
> works
>
> Thank you much for your reply and suggestion
>
> Best regards from Grenoble
>
> André
>
>>
>> Peter M. Brigham
>> pmbrig at gmail.com
>> http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig
>>
>>
>> On Jun 17, 2010, at 8:27 AM, Andre.Bisseret wrote:
>>
>>> Danke shön! Bernd for your prompt reply
>>> Klaus was the winner ;-))) with the same suggestion
>>>
>>> works fine now with .app
>>>
>>> Guten nachmittag!
>>>
>>> André
>>>
>>>
>>> Le 17 juin 10 à 13:49, BNig a écrit :
>>>
>>>>
>>>> André,
>>>>
>>>> on mouseUp
>>>> launch "/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft Word.app"
>>>> if the result is not empty then answer the result
>>>> end mouseUp
>>>>
>>>> works for me.
>>>> regards
>>>> Bernd
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