Controlling App in OSX 10.6.8 App via Terminal Commands

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Lester Magneto, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Lester Magneto macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2012
    I would like to control/interact with dialog windows that come up during a running application such as

    check this box if x,y or z (how do I check the box using Terminal)

    click [accepet] if a (how do i click buttons from Terminal)

    enter text (how do i enter text into a field)

    thanx in advance for patience with a newbie
  2. Takuro macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2009
    Newbie or not, this is obviously the wrong forum to be asking this…

    If you took a second to look at the board, there's a programming forum:

    I'm not even sure you can interact with GUI elements from the Terminal via a shell script. Probably with Applescript.
  3. Lester Magneto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2012
    Thanks for the redirect



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