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Mar 10, 2013, 07:22 AM
I followed the "harder way" of sharing an iphotolibrary between several macs on this guide:


But it takes several steps to load the library (I can live with that, but the WAF is too low)

I have to:

make sure that the share "pictures" on my NAS is mounted
then open/mount the iPhotoLibrary.dmg file on /Volumes/Pictures/
finally open the ourpictures.photolibrary file on the newly mounted /Volumes/iPhotoLibrary.

I tried making a script to do all of the above, but I cant get it to work... I'm pretty new in this scripting stuff. Can anyone help me with a complete script that will do this?

I got so far that I can get the iPhotoLibrary.dmg mounted by doing this:

mount volume "afp://NAS/Pictures"

do shell script "hdiutil mount '/Volumes/Pictures/iPhotoLibrary.dmg'"

on error
end try

...but if I put anything after this script I will get an error about line ends and the " not being right...

Mar 10, 2013, 09:21 AM
What exactly are you trying to put after the try block? Please post your entire script and a screenshot of the contents of the iPhotoLibrary.dmg when it's mounted.

Mar 10, 2013, 09:42 AM
I was trying stuff like

open document file "iPhoto-bibliotek.photolibrary" of disk "iPhotoLibrary"

basically just recorded via applescript.

Anyway I tried this:

do shell script "open /Volumes/iPhotoLibrary/ourpictures.photolibrary"

and it worked :-)