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AppleScript® Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Operating System Integration

AppleScript is integrated with the operating system at many different points. For starters, you can create, edit, and execute AppleScripts using the Script Editor application. This application is one of many applications automatically installed in Mac OS X. Another particularly useful point of integration is the ability to configure Mac OS X to launch AppleScripts when an assortment of actions occur. For example, you can instruct Mac OS X to run an AppleScript any time a DVD or CD is inserted into the computer’s DVD or CD-ROM drive.

Enabling Folder Actions

You can set up scripts that are automatically executed any time the user opens a particular folder by setting up folder actions. A folder action is an AppleScript ...

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