Shell Script

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rfgreen, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. rfgreen macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    I have been playing with Python on Snow Leopard. Python come bundled with an IDE called "Idle". To invoke it, you open Terminal and enter "idle3.0".
    What I wanted to do is use Automator to set up a shell script so I can just double click it to open the ide. But when I open Automator, select Utilities>Run shell script and enter "idle3.0" (without quotes) it fails. Anybody help??
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    When it fails, are you getting some sort of error? When you run idle3.0, does it immediately return you to the command prompt? If not, you should try

    screen -d -m idle3.0

    to run it in a screen.

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