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Can I write a backup script for OSX that will automate to S3?

Is there a way to build an automated cloud backup job blending OS X and Amazon S3? [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Mar 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Help with addressing itunes buttons with applescript.

In iTunes 9.1, what is the applescript button number for the "Save Genius Playlist" button? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on May 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Can you help me find/write an AppleScript to increase/decrease the quote level of selected text?

I'd like an ApplesScript that will let me increase or decrease the quote level of text that I've selected (like using ⌘' and ⌥⌘' in Mail). [more inside]
posted by davextreme on Jan 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Need to automate a weekly task using AppleScript

I need to automate the process of printing a report to PDF with the date in the file name, saving it in an archive folder, printing it, and emailing it as an attachment. I am on a Mac and using Pages, Automator, and AppleScript. Help me find the missing pieces! [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Mar 28, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I use either/or logic inside an OSX Automator action?

How do I use either/or logic inside an OSX Automator action? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Oct 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Stripping some (but not all) formatting from rtf text (on a mac).

Is it possible to programmatically strip some (but not all) of the formatting from text that's been copied from safari? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on May 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Scripting the parallel execution of a tedious task

Calling all shell script gurus! Help me write a command that performs an action on items in a list in parallel (as opposed to sequentially). [more inside]
posted by pmbuko on Dec 12, 2006 - 7 answers

How do I set up a document-capture system on my Mac?

How do I set up a simple document-capture system on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Sep 16, 2006 - 7 answers

How to make this automator action?

Tearing my hair out over automator and applescript. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Jun 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Script-fu for arbitrary selectable text across applications. Possibilites?

Script-fu for arbitary text: Across applications (but especially in text editors) I want to be able to (a) right click on a bit of selected text (b) have the usual contextual menu pop up upon doing so, but with options to (c) send said text to an arbitrary script (perl, python, whatever) and (d) potentially have the selected text replaced by script results, if the context is right. What are my best options for both the Mac and Windows? [more inside]
posted by namespan on Feb 25, 2006 - 10 answers

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