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Ruby appscript (rb-appscript) is a high-level, user-friendly Apple event bridge that allows you to control scriptable Mac OS X applications using ordinary Ruby scripts. Appscript makes Ruby a serious alternative to Apple's own AppleScript language for automating your Mac.

Simple all-in-one binary installers are provided for Apple-installed Ruby 1.8 on Mac OS 10.4.x, and source files are included for installing appscript on other OS/Ruby versions. Example scripts, documentation and tutorial are also included.

What's New

Version 0.5:
  • OSAX module no longer errors on import in 10.5 if a ScriptingAdditions folder (e.g. ~/Library/ScriptingAdditions) doesn't exist
  • added Appscript::Application#is_running? method
  • added hfs_path, #hfs_path methods to MacTypes::Alias, MacTypes::FileURL; existing path, #path methods now use CFURL functions to convert between POSIX paths and URLs
  • aem/appscript now raises more...


  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • Ruby 1.8 or later

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Downloads 1,870
Version Downloads 959
License Free
Date 27 Dec 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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