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Automator & Terminal question

78 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2013 3:01 PM by tal1971 RSS
tal1971 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
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Feb 23, 2013 3:41 AM

I have a regular used Terminal command that I use often.


This one:


ls -al /var/log/*.out



I was wondering if I could create something with Automator that would load up Terminal then automatically enter/paste the above command. Then all that would be needed for me to do would be to press enter?


I would need Terminal to load up/appear as I would need to see the result of the entered command.


Thanks in advance

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iPad (3rd Gen) 32GB iPhone 5 32GB
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (235,110 points)
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    Feb 23, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to tal1971)

    Open the AppleScript Editor in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder and paste in the following:


    do shell script "ls -al /var/log/*.out"


    Save the script and set it as a login item in the Users & Groups pane of System Preferences.




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