launch ventrilo server through automator

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by TreeHugger, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. TreeHugger macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2004
    I'm trying to launch my ventrilo server automatically by creating an app in automator. Currently I have to open terminal, navigate to the ventrilo directory and type "./ventrilo_srv" in order to launch the server.

    I tried to create an automator app that does just that and I can't get the last step to work. I saved the terminal window and have a step in my automator workflow to open it at the ventrilo directory. how do i tell automator to run a command in the terminal or is there any other way of doing this?

    basically all I want to do is click on an alias or short cut and have the ventrilo server launch without having to navigate through the terminal.
  2. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2005
    do you want to keep the terminal window open?


    since you just logged off...

    if you just want the server to be running in the terminal window...

    create a file called ".profile" in your ~/ (home) directory. put the following in it

    alias ventrilo='exec /path/to/ventrilo/ventrilo_srv'
    this will allow you to type in "ventrilo" at the terminal to execute your server.

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