Automation Support and System-wide Scripting

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Automation Support and System-wide Scripting

Automation Support and System-wide Scripting

OS X provides a powerful mechanism for automating and controlling system resources and applications using Apple events. AppleScript has been the traditional means of achieving this but now there are other powerful and more intuitive alternatives.

OS X includes a technology called Scripting Bridge which allows Cocoa based applications to automate other services by sending Apple events. All of the Cocoa capable scripting components supported by KosmicTask can utilise this technology to achieve automation. Scripting Bridge therefore means that automation can be achieved by a much wider range of scripting languages than was previously possible.