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10.4: Use Automator to toggle hidden Unix files' visibility
Authored by: googoo on Aug 21, '05 10:13:39PM

I am convinced that there is a problem with the Run Shell Script action in my copy of Automator [v 1.01 (54) on OS X 10.4.2]. The shell pull-down is blank (with no choices at all). When I try to use the Run Shell Script action with any script of more than one line, I get the error mentioned above. When I look at the "/System/Library/Automator/Run Shell Script.action/Contents/Resources" directory, there is a file called Shells.plist, which is not blank. In fact, it has many shells in it (bash, tcsh, perl, python, etc). The command line plutil does not find any problem with Shells.plist or any other plist file in the Run Shell Script action. Any ideas?


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