Icon/shortcut to execute a command

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jakaj, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. jakaj macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2006

    is it possible to create an icon that would execute a bash script or another command?

    I guess that should be possible on OS X too, since it's possible on every other UNIX based system. Heck, you can also do it in windows.

    One other small thing:
    Is it possible to make the dashboard pre-load the widgets. As it currently is, the first time I open the dashboard, widgets start loading, and that takes quite some time...

  2. Hobofuzz macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2006
    If you know bash scripting, you can do it simply by writing a plain file with text in it and executing it from the terminal like you would any other program.
  3. jakaj thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Yah... I know.

    I'm asking if there's a possibility to launch it _WITHOUT_ opening a terminal first.

    In Windows/Linux/almost every other OS, you can do something like 'create a shortcut' and then set which command is to be executed (along with working directory, environment vars, etc...).
  4. beatsme macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2005
    AppleScript will do it. What exactly are you wanting to do?
  5. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Save your script as .command and it's double clickable.
  6. jakaj thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Excellent. Thank you!

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