Need text list of recent docs.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Corrado33, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Corrado33 macrumors member

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    Sep 2, 2008
    #1
    Hi everybody,
    I'm making an actually pretty complex (I think) set of applescripts in combination with automator and iKey, to make a program to enable me to do a few things on my computer all by sending myself an e-mail from my phone as a text message. One of the things I want to do is get a list of recent documents and send it via ichat back to my phone. I know how to see the recent documents, but I don't know how to get a TEXT list of these documents. I also don't want the folders to be in the list. If you guys could help me out I would really appreciate it. Any variation of copy paste and any other thing you can think of would work well, as iKey does basically whatever the heck I want it to do. However, a script of some kind would be much better as iKey is a last resort.

    EDIT: I don't need the "send to my phone via ichat part" I can do that. I just need the list of recent docs in text form. Thanks!!
     
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    Jun 15, 2000
    #2
    If you still need this information, you can try parsing the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist file.

    Also if you know C you can grab this with a new 10.5 API from Launch Services. See LSSharedFileList.h (Spotlight it).
     

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