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Pass arguments and run GUI AppleScripts via cron
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Sep 19, '05 10:48:13AM

That should read: the previous submitted script doesn't work for me because of limitations with recurring events, a fault which the author acknowledges and is iCal's fault.

What I've done is made a new folder at ~/Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts/Action Folders which houses a new empty folder for each script I want to run from the cron. I have then modified the shell script to hardcode that path so I only need to specify the empty folder name as the first argument. I've been advised it might have been a good idea to set that path as a shell variable to avoid typing it each time. In any case to record any radio stream now all I have to do is use this command

/usr/bin/osaargs Radivo Breakfast

...or similar variant. Issuing STOP as the second argument stops the recording so now I have one script to start and stop which is a lot neater.

So, I said ... well, I can't actually remember exactly what I said. But it was one of the most enormously cruel and frighteningly witty put downs ever.

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