Very basic Applescript to run command

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by bjbyers, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. bjbyers macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2006
    I am trying to write a simple ApplesSript to run a command in terminal which is needed a workaround for an incompatibility problem with a certain Imation storage drive and Mac's running 10.8.2.

    I would like the script to do the following
    1. Launch Terminal
    2. Type the following command "sudo chmod +r /dev/rdisk*"
    3. Wait for the user to enter their password which will be required.
    4. If possible close after the password is entered or if that is too complicated just leave terminal open and the user can close it themselves.

    I have no experience with AppleScript (obviously based on my question), but based on postings online I thought the following would work but it does not.

    tell application "Terminal"
    do script "sudo chmod +r /dev/rdisk*"
    delay 1
    end tell

    Can someone assist me with this please? Thank you.
  2. Kasalic, Nov 27, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012

    Kasalic macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2011
    Download Textwrangler from

    Put the first line as #!/bin/bash
    Then put the second line as your command (sudo chmod +r /dev/rdisk*)

    Save the command as whatever you want, but make sure you add the .command extension.

    You will then need to go into Terminal and make the file executable by typing chmod -x /path/to/file

    You should then be able to run the command by double clicking the file.

    *EDIT* Not sure if you need to make the file executable when you use Textwrangler, the file I created didn't need to be.

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