Grab text from an application window

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by wrldwzrd89, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #1
    Does anyone know how to do the following in AppleScript:

    Open a web browser
    Select all the text in the current window/tab
    Copy that to the clipboard
    Paste the text into a plain text document
    Save it to a file

    The reason I need plain text is so that command-line programs like grep can read and parse it.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    Nov 7, 2003
    #2
    there is an pre-configured automator action for Safari called "Get Text from Webpage" there are several others. You might play with that for awhile.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    #3
    Thanks, somehow when I was looking through Automator I missed that completely.
     

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