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Garry Claridge

OS X/ssh/Applescript/FMP

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I have a need to be able to perform certain database admin tasks remotely. I was looking at 'Timbuktu', however it is quite slow and a bit of an over-kill.

So, I tried some Applescript from the Terminal application of OS X. It works fine. I am now able to login to the FMP host with ssh and issue Applescript commands; e.g.


/usr/bin/osascript -e 'tell application "Filemaker Pro" to activate'

/usr/bin/osascript -e 'tell application "Filemaker Pro" to open file "Data:db:openfirst.fp5"'

Hope this is of interest.


[ April 01, 2002, 07:14 PM: Message edited by: Garry Claridge ]

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You could also try VNC (like Timbuktu, as well as probably just as slow) or even try using a program called Albert - you can email requests for certain scripts to activate. Pretty cool stuff.

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