Shell and Background Jobs

Nonsanity form at nonsanity.com
Tue Aug 23 17:16:31 EDT 2011


Okay, the Applescript intermediary sounds like it might work. I'll give that
a go.

 ~ Chris Innanen
 ~ Nonsanity


On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Mark Schonewille <
m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:

> Hi Chris,
>
> Don't believe everything that's written. I can imagine that some command
> line apps don't work well with the open process command, but quite a few
> work fine. I did a tutorial for the LiveCode.tv event, showing how to use
> open process to write to and read from telnet. Closing the process was a bit
> of a hassle, but telnet itself works fine as a process.
>
> If everything fails, you can write a shell script and run that from
> AppleScript or tell the Finder to run the AppleScript app that starts the
> shell script etc... There are quite a few workarounds available in Mac OS X.
>
> --
> Best regards,
>
> Mark Schonewille
>
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> On 23 aug 2011, at 23:01, Nonsanity wrote:
>
> > As per the Dictionary (and my own testing):
> >
> > Note:  On OS X systems, you can use the open process command to start up
> an
> > application, but not a Unix process. To work with a Unix process, use the
> > shell func instead.
> >
> > And it's unix processes that I need to start, not apps. :(
> >
> > ~ Chris Innanen
> > ~ Nonsanity
>
>
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