What's the difference between LC 'shell' and OSX terminal?

Warren Samples warren at warrensweb.us
Fri Oct 28 13:06:13 EDT 2011


On 10/28/2011 11:52 AM, Graham Samuel wrote:
> While trying to get just a bit comfortable with a command-line interface, I started Terminal on Mac OSX Lion and eventually got a command to work (after finding out how to cope with spaces in file and folder names). I put the same thing in an LC 'shell' command and got a runtime error (Handler: can't find handler). I guess this is because in the Terminal context, the shell recognised the program I was calling ('convert' - it's dear old ImageMagick) but within my prog and the LS IDE it didn't. What do I need to do to get 'my' shell to be able to invoke the same apps that the raw terminal interface can? My guess is that it's something to do with a context variable like LS's defaultFolder, but I just don't know how to get there. Can anyone explain?
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> TIA
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> Graham
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Paste this in the message box:

put shell("convert")

and see what happens. You should get usage information from ImageMagick.

To add a path to the input and output files inside the quoted shell 
command try surrounding the paths with single quotes.

Warren




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