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I often cut/copy a bunch of text, then switch to BBEdit, then create a new document, then paste the text. I realized today that this is stupid and inefficient, when all I really need to do it pbpaste | bbedit so I created an Alfred workflow that does just that. http://share.luo.ma/alfred/bbpaste.alfredworkflow Note: To use this you'll need BBEdit installed, obviously, but also the bbedit command line tool. If you purchased BBEdit from the Mac App Store, you will have to download and install them from here: http://www.barebones.com/support/bbedit/cmd-line-tools.html
Hi, my first post is a little bit long, but I spent some days in Google before posting here, so I hope to get help. I am trying to create workflow using AppleScript that creates Mail message for me with some links in the footer of the mail body. The problem is that I can't insert links this way, because it places this html as Plain text instead of Rich text: set FooterText to "<a href=\"http://example.com\">Example link</a>" I was trying to find a way to convert html text to Rich text, and found that it can be done with "textutil" from a Terminal app. Running this command from Terminal app works fine: echo '<a href="http://example.com">Example link</a>'|textutil -inputencoding UTF-8 -format html -convert rtf -stdin -stdout|LC_CTYPE=UTF-8 pbcopy I can then open Mail app and paste "Example link" as a rich text, and this link is working. However I can't do the same using "do shell script" from Applescript (NSAppleScript). First I thought it is something to do with escaping characters, so I did a test with <b>bold</b>, but it didn't work, too. Then instead of using "do shell script" I tried "do script" by telling application "Terminal" same script that was working in Terminal app, but it doesn't work from AppleScript, too: on alfred_script(q) set myHtmlText to "<b>bold example</b>" tell application "Terminal" do script "echo " & quoted form of myHtmlText & |textutil -inputencoding UTF-8 -format html -convert rtf -stdin -stdout|LC_CTYPE=UTF-8 pbcopy" end tell end alfred_script Error msg says: "Expected end of line but found identifier." pointing to "|" before LC_CTYPE Any ideas why it is not working? Thanks in advance, Romans