Editing Read-Only AppleScripts

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  1. Jalaska13 macrumors newbie

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    My friend accidentally sent me an AppleScript we're working on as read-only. He's not going to be able to send it again for a little while, and I'd like to be able to work on it; does anybody know how to get around the "run-only" setting in applescript files so that I can edit it?
     
  2. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're out of luck. I'm pretty sure run-only scripts are just like a compiled program. There's no way to go back to the code.

    Could be wrong though. :cool:
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. Jalaska13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nah, the file extension is .scpt, although the application option does exist, so you could have been right. But it's a script.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The point is, if you save it as a new file, the new file won't be read-only, since you created it.
     
  6. Jalaska13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was replying to erendiox.
    I only have the run-only file. It won't open, because it's not supposed to be edited.
     
  7. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Could it possibly just need a change of permissions?
     
  8. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Permissions won't do anything here.

    The title is misleading, it is a Run Only, not a read only as later clarified by the OP.

    There is no difference in the permissions when saved, the ability to edit is merely stripped.

    OP, as stated early on, you are out of luck.
     

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