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iHook is a graphical frontend for any commandline executable. It gives scripts a pleasant Aqua face, and allows script writers to provide graphical feedback without having to learn one of the higher APIs available for Mac OS X.

iHook accomplishes this through its ability to understand a set of directives. When a script writes an iHook Directive to stdout, iHook will modify its own interface based on the content of the Directive. In this way, a simple shell script can have an Aqua interface, complete with a progress bar and drawer.

When launched in the Finder, iHook prompts the user to choose a script to run; iHook also

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Significantly improved backend code for increased speed and stability.
  • Added %HIDE and %UNHIDE directives.
  • Improved console user check
  • Mac OS X 10.5+ only


Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later

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Downloads 10,953
Version Downloads 3,242
License Free
Date 21 Jul 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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