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I am trying to make a custom trigger for my shell/apple script file to run so I can just launch my dev environment at the push of a button. So basically:

  1. I have a shell script(and some apple script included) in ~ named which does 3 things:

    • start up solr server
    • start up memcached
    • start up script/server
  2. I have a saved quicksilver command(.qs) that opens up, then the action is "Run in Terminal")

  3. I created a custom trigger that calls this saved qs command.

I did that then tested it and it works. I then tried to double check it so I quit quicksilver and when I checked the triggers it just said: "Open (null)" as the action. I set the trigger again and when i restarted QS the same thing happened again. I don't know why but my old custom trigger to open terminal has worked since forever so why doesn't this one work?

Here's a screenie of the triggers after I restart QS:

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If you have any other suggestion on how to make a "push button" start for my server then please do so :) Thanks!

As an added note, I have already tried the steps on this thread but to no avail:

Here's a snippet of the supposed custom trigger in the Triggers.plist file:


Took out spaces in the folder and filename and it still returns null upon restarting.

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Since Quicksilver is being (quasi-)abandoned by its developer, I'd suggest you check out Alfred; it's a very viable & functional alternative to Quicksilver. – squircle Jun 16 '10 at 21:13
hm interesting but im already comfortable with qs. still i'll try this out and see if i can incorporate this with my lazyness. thanks for the tip! – corroded Jun 17 '10 at 5:36
just tried this app. Alfred doesn't have a means to creating custom triggers like qs though. – corroded Jun 17 '10 at 7:06
This was a bug in previous QS versions. I suppose it's fixed a few month ago. btw QS is still in active development, checkout – freewizard Feb 14 '12 at 19:44

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