Simple Automator/AppleScript Help

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by bu88, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Apr 6, 2009
    #1
    So what i'm trying to accomplish is ask the user for the location of some files.
    Then take the paths of those, and store the "path" as a variable
    Then start up terminal and put have it enter some text, varible, more text, variable. Then click enter.

    I have MOST of this done. I'm doing the terminal work with AppleScript:

    Code:
    tell application "Terminal"
    activate
    end tell
    tell application "System Events"
    keystroke "some stuff" var 1 "more stuff" var 2 "even more stuff"
    keystroke return
    end tell
    I really just need help with the whole, asking the user to browse for a file, then take the path that they specify, put it as a variable, then do the thing that i have in the terminal.

    I think the easiest way would be to put it as an automator program. But if that is incorrect then i would need further assistance with doing it in applescript.

    I've tried doing it in Automator with "Ask for finder items" and "get finder items" but i just am not getting how to call variables in applescripts that i defined automator, especially having the variable be a file path...
     

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