I want to write an applescript application from terminal. So far I have been able to write an .scpt file but that is not enough. I need to convert it to an applescript application that can then be opened and run. I know how to do this using the GUI but for various reasons I need to do it from terminal. Any ideas on any way to do this?

  • RTM- osacompile. apropos can be your best friend.
    – fd0
    Oct 27 '15 at 21:05
  • Can you explain how to use those things?
    – A.Murph
    Oct 27 '15 at 23:28

To make apple scripts executable from terminal, you may define osascript in shebang, for example:

#!/usr/bin/env osascript
say "Hello World!"

Make it executable, and just run it:


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