Friday, August 9, 2013

Fun with OSAScript

osascript in OS X executes AppleScripts and other Open Scripting Architecture (OSA) language scripts. This allows AppleScripts to be executed from the terminal as well.
The below command will tell Finder to display a dialog with the given message.
osascript -e 'tell app "Finder" to display dialog "Hi! From OS X. Steve Jobs is watching you."'
Since we can do this using a terminal, with a bit of creativity we can have pranks. :D