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Mac® OS X System Administration by Guy Hart-Davis

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CHAPTER 19Automate Routine Tasks with AppleScript

With the world economy imitating a roller coaster, it’s great to have a job these days. But it’s even better if you can get someone else to do your work for you.

Actually, make that something rather than someone. This is because both the server and client versions of Mac OS X include the powerful scripting language called AppleScript, which you can use to automate routine tasks on your network so that you don’t have to perform them manually.

This chapter introduces you to some of the possibilities that AppleScript offers for streamlining your work life and taking chunks out of your workload:

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