Simple Automator/AppleScript Help

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    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:

    tell application "Terminal"
    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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