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A script to open/close an external CD/DVD via keyboard
Authored by: disinfor on Feb 15, '05 03:57:44PM

Ok..I've tried and tried, but now I post.

I have the command working to open the drive and close it, but if someone could give a little more info on using Spark to bind the keys to do the actions, that would be very helpful. I'm fairly green when it comes to terminal use and command line use (except for DOS, but who needs that? :)



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A script to open/close an external CD/DVD via keyboard
Authored by: mari0 on Feb 15, '05 05:47:00PM

same here... done the terminal part, stuck at spark...



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A script to open/close an external CD/DVD via keyboard
Authored by: disinfor on Feb 16, '05 02:43:03PM
Check out Jimhoyt reply in this thread. You can make the applescript from that and then link it using Spark. I'll repost it here: Make an applescript (either with Script Editor or within Spark)
property drawerstatus : true

if drawerstatus is true then
    do shell script "drutil eject -drive external"
else
    do shell script "drutil tray close -drive external"
end if
set drawerstatus to not drawerstatus
(I changed the
"drutil eject..." to "/users/shared/bin/opendisc -o" 
which is what I called my terminal action and the
 "drutil tray close to "/users/shared/bin/opendisc -c" 
...maybe a little more work than necessary, but it works) In Spark you choose new applescript or cmd-1 and you can enter the applescript there or import your script you created. Set the Shortcut key, give it a name, hit create and turn Spark on! Voila! That may make some sense. Hopefully it does. I got it to work.

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