Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the '10.4: An Automator plug-in to tar and gzip in the Finder' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
10.4: An Automator plug-in to tar and gzip in the Finder
Authored by: dan55304 on Aug 05, '05 12:16:19PM

I've tried all variations here. I get the error "tcsh: illegal variable name" with all of them. Any ideas?



[ Reply to This | # ]
10.4: An Automator plug-in to tar and gzip in the Finder
Authored by: rv8 on Aug 05, '05 01:18:03PM

I had to change the shell to /bin/sh to get it to work. This is in the drop-down menu in the second action of the Workflow in Automator.

---
Kevin Horton



[ Reply to This | # ]
10.4: An Automator plug-in to tar and gzip in the Finder
Authored by: sporkstorms on Aug 05, '05 07:35:51PM

It should have been /bin/bash as the shell (which is what I made it when I created the workflow).
Automator must revert it to the user's default shell or something, which is just plain absurd! Thanks for bringing this up, and I'll going to figure out exactly what's going on here.

But yes, the immediate solution is to simply double click the "tgz.workflow" file, and pick /bin/bash or /bin/sh from the drop-down in box #2 of the workflow.



[ Reply to This | # ]
10.4: An Automator plug-in to tar and gzip in the Finder
Authored by: porkchop_d_clown on Aug 06, '05 08:50:57AM

Does it work like shell scripts? Would adding

#!/bin/bash

to the first line solve the problem?

---
Everyone loves a clown, but no one will lend him money!



[ Reply to This | # ]
10.4: An Automator plug-in to tar and gzip in the Finder
Authored by: YoGi on Aug 07, '05 04:45:28AM

Yes, adding

#!/bin/sh

solves the problem.



[ Reply to This | # ]