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Cross posted on Apple Stack Exchange

I am trying to execute a script when a server becomes available (a bit like when the OS detect the presence of a time capsule device and it starts the backup.) I didn't find a simple way to attach an applescript to an system event. Is there a way?

I am not looking for anything that requires a compiler. I am simply looking at attaching to an OS event (a bit like "Folder Actions" I guess, but for a server.)

I asked the question in stackoverflow, but as I this place is more appropriate.

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closed as too localized by Sathya Jun 21 '11 at 14:48

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You should have petitioned a moderator for migration of your question here, then. – Daniel Beck Jun 21 '11 at 6:45
What do you mean exactly by "server becomes available"? – slhck Jun 21 '11 at 7:17
daniel, i didn't know the process. thanks for the info. – machunter Jun 21 '11 at 10:56
slhck, actually when I say server I really mean a shared disk on a server being available: i move from location to location so i would like the machine to mount the share when it is available. – machunter Jun 21 '11 at 11:04
machunter you'll need to prefix @ to the person you're replying to, else they won't get the notification. /cc @slhck – Sathya Jun 21 '11 at 14:48