BashBar
BashBar
1.7.7

3.8

BashBar free download for Mac

BashBar

1.7.7
09 December 2018

Run terminal commands from the menu bar.

Overview

BashBar is a simple application which will let you run terminal commands or scripts directly from the menu bar. If the command script requires sudo, it will be auto-detected, and you will be asked to enter an administrator password.

What's new in BashBar

Version 1.7.7:
  • Added option to open terminal automatically after running a command

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Helmo-Hass
22 November 2017

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It does what it says. and the Dev, considering its a free application is there and responsive! 5 stars for his fast assistance and for this very useful tool.
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Version 1.1
Just-Fred
09 December 2018
The smallest improvement makes this nifty little menubar app a five-star product! Want to know how long your Mac's been running? Create an item (or put it in a submenu - I call mine 'uptime') and have it issue the command 'uptime'). The resulting window shows how long my Mac's been running between restarts. No muss, no fuss. It's an app launcher, a script runner, and if you can do it at a command line (or write a script you want invoked), this is for you! Tucked neatly away in your menubar, this is a real productivity enhancer. Yes, five stars!
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Version 1.7.7
Just-Fred
06 December 2018
Version 1.7.7 is supposedly available through the app's update function. But the install fails every time. Attempting to download it from Github just gets a development package. I'll be looking for this to come to MacUpdate, because I really like this product!
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Version 1.7.6
Just-Fred
21 November 2018
Thank you, thank you, thank you! No crashes any more. Works under Mojave. Excellent!!!
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Version 1.7.6
Just-Fred
26 October 2018
I just tried to launch again after reviewing the package contents, and the crash error points to a code signing issue once again. I could be wrong. This is the heading of the crash report: Process: BashBar [2904] Path: /Applications/BashBar.app/Contents/MacOS/BashBar Identifier: com.tbrek.BashBar Version: ??? Code Type: X86-64 (Native) Parent Process: ??? [1] Responsible: BashBar [2904] User ID: 501 Date/Time: 2018-10-26 09:16:24.757 -0400 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.14 (18A391) Report Version: 12 Bridge OS Version: 3.0 (14Y667) Anonymous UUID: BC2E7C90-A792-43AE-FA5B-D55259686E63 Time Awake Since Boot: 3300 seconds System Integrity Protection: disabled Crashed Thread: 0 Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (Code Signature Invalid) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY Termination Reason: Namespace CODESIGNING, Code 0x1
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Version 1.7.4
2 answer(s)
Tom Brek
Tom Brek
18 November 2018
It'll be fixed very soon.
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Tom Brek
Tom Brek
19 November 2018
Should be fixed in https://github.com/tbrek/BashBar/releases/download/v.1.7.5/BashBar.1.7.5.dmg
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Prince-Isaac
02 October 2018
I upgraded to Mojave this afternoon and the current Bashbar crashes on launch. I too have no idea how to contact the the dev to submit a crash report. His web presence is at GitHub and I have no idea how to contact him there. Also have no idea how to submit a crash report. Sure hope there's an update soon as this is one great utility.
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Version 1.7.4
2 answer(s)
Tom Brek
Tom Brek
18 November 2018
It'll be fixed very soon.
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Tom Brek
Tom Brek
19 November 2018
Should be fixed in https://github.com/tbrek/BashBar/releases/download/v.1.7.5/BashBar.1.7.5.dmg
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Just-Fred
25 September 2018
I don't know how to contact Tom directly, so I'm just posting this note here. I upgraded to Mojave this morning and now BashBar 1.7.4 crashes on startup.
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Version 1.7.4
2 answer(s)
Tom Brek
Tom Brek
18 November 2018
It'll be fixed very soon.
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Tom Brek
Tom Brek
19 November 2018
Should be fixed in https://github.com/tbrek/BashBar/releases/download/v.1.7.5/BashBar.1.7.5.dmg
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Dgfarrar
15 June 2018
As someone who isn't too sophisticated, how does this program "run"? I was able to finally download a .zip file, but it unzips into a folder. How does one "run" a folder? Also, note that one has to give a star rating, or the alleged review can't be posted. So I'm giving this a 2.5 star rating, but it's only because I can't leave any rating at all, which is what I'd do, if I could.
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Version 1.7.4
3 answer(s)
Tom Brek
Tom Brek
15 June 2018
Download link gets you a DMG file with the app inside. Simply drag the app to your applications folder then run. You can email me on me (at) tombrek (dot) com in case of a problem.
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Dgfarrar
Dgfarrar
15 June 2018
Tom:
Thanks kindly, and, in particular, for pointing out the obvious. I've gotten so used to going directly to the developer's website to download the program because of MacUpdate's two-step click to get to the download. Yeah, pretty whiny, I admit.
Since I have a lot of terminal commands I'd love to be able to get to immediately, this appears to be the answer.
Thanks, once again.
-Don
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Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
02 October 2018
Hi @Dgfarrar: You can select whether to leave a review with star rating or simply a comment by selecting from the choices right below the text that reads, "BashBar User Discussion." It says "Leave A..." and then you click and select either Review or Comment.
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Just-Fred
10 June 2018
The latest version now posted on Github is 1.7.2. And it works now on my MacBook Air when previous versions didn't (I'll check it out on my MacBook Pro shortly)! My main use for it is to quickly launch applications that typically include a menu item. My menu bar can get quite cluttered, despite using a utility to manage them. Plus, I have a utility that sometimes crashes, and BashBar gives me a quick way to re-launch it. Finally, I have a number of shell scripts I run, and BashBar lets me run them without having to open a Terminal window. This is a very nifty utility, and the developer, Tom Brek is very quick responding to issues. Five stars!
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Version 1.7
3 answer(s)
Tom Brek
Tom Brek
11 June 2018
That’s great. I’m glad it works for you now.
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Just-Fred
Just-Fred
11 June 2018
Thanks, Tom. For your efforts and quick response times! I re-installed on my MacBook Pro, and not only is it working again, all of my settings were still intact, even though I thought I might have lost them!
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Tom Brek
Tom Brek
16 June 2018
The latest (1.7.4) allows you to backup your setting to plist file and import them.
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Just-Fred
08 June 2018
The strangest thing happened when I installed the 1.7 update: BashBar started crashing on launch. So I decided to revert back to 1.3 -- and the crash on launch persisted! I deep-cleaned and re-installed, and I'm still getting a crash on launch. The crash report shows "EXC_CRASH (Code Signature Invalid)." Has a recent macOS update killed this? I'm running 10.13.5.
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Version 1.7
3 answer(s)
Just-Fred
Just-Fred
08 June 2018
I just noticed that v1.7 "Fixed code signing issue." Until yesterday, I had no code signing issue, and now the crash-on-launch I'm getting is a code-signing problem. I checked the resources of the app, and there is a _CodeSignature folder and a CodeResources item, so I'm not at all sure why this should now be an issue. I did apply the 10.13.5 update four days ago, but BashBar worked until I updated it.
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Tom Brek
Tom Brek
08 June 2018
Thanks for the feedback. I’ll have a look.
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Just-Fred
Just-Fred
09 June 2018
Another data point: I've never been able to get BashBar running on my MacBook Air running 10.12.6 (Sierra). Now I see why. So, I downloaded v1.7 and experienced the same crash-on-launch, and the same signature error:
Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (Code Signature Invalid)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY
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Just-Fred
22 November 2017
I used to have a Dashboard widget that would allow one to input Terminal/bash commands, but it stopped working. This would seem to be an able replacement, perhaps. It needs some documenting, as I can only get it to work by defining my command(s) in the menu system; there does not appear to be a way to directly input bash commands. And then, if you want to see the output, you must pipe it to a file (OK, not such a big deal -- I just send it to my Desktop as a text file). I use the Terminal a lot (iTerm2, in fact) so I'm going to see if this is really a time-saver or not. I give the developer kudos for bringing this capability to the menu bar, and will be watching to see how it grows.
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Version 1.1
4 answer(s)
Tom Brek
Tom Brek
23 November 2017
1. Bash commands as aliases?
2. I could pipe the output to window, so when you click notification or the output cell it could bring the window with a detailed output. Is that what you're looking for?
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Just-Fred
Just-Fred
24 November 2017
I think opening a "results window" might be a good idea. Sometimes, a "success" message only means the script ran without error. Some scripts pipe their output, and seeing the results without having to go to the Terminal or open a Finder window would be nice!

Thanks. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
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Just-Fred
Just-Fred
17 January 2018
Update: I'm really liking this utility! I use it all the time on my MacBook Pro (macOS High Sierra)! So I thought I'd put it on my MacBook Air (macOS Sierra - 10.12.6) but it always crashes on launch. It appears BashBar requires High Sierra. Am I wrong?
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Tom Brek
Tom Brek
09 June 2018
Please try the latest from GH => https://github.com/tbrek/BashBar/releases/download/v.1.7.1/BashBar.1.7.1.dmg

I've also submitted one for approval here.
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  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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