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  1. Introduction Alfred workflows are simply zipped directories with an altered extension. Those are great news if you want to automate packaging your workflows for distribution, as you can simply (using ditto in this example, but zip would work just as well): ditto -ck "{{/path/to/your/workflow_directory}}" "{{/path/to/your/output_file}}.alfredworkflow" And that’s it. A zipped directory of your workflow with the custom .alfredworkflow extension. Names enclosed in double curly brackets are examples (they dependend on your situation and must be edited accordingly). Problem The trouble with that solution is that it packages your workflow as it is. Most of the time that won’t be a problem, but it becomes one when you have Workflow Environment Variables with “Don't Export” activated. Alfred knows not to save the value of those variables when exporting your workflow, but your zipping utility does not. Because of that, if you want to package your workflow yourself you need to set those variables (and only those) to empty values. Solution # You need only set these two variables, and the rest will work as is readonly workflow_dir="{{/path/to/your/workflow_directory}}" readonly output_file="{{/path/to/your/output_file}}.alfredworkflow" if /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c 'Print variablesdontexport' "${workflow_dir}/info.plist" &> /dev/null; then readonly workflow_dir_to_package="$(mktemp -d)" cp -R "${workflow_dir}/"* "${workflow_dir_to_package}" readonly tmp_info_plist="${workflow_dir_to_package}/info.plist" /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c 'print variablesdontexport' "${tmp_info_plist}" | grep ' ' | sed -E 's/ {4}//' | xargs -I {} /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "set variables:'{}' ''" "${tmp_info_plist}" else readonly workflow_dir_to_package="${workflow_dir}" fi ditto -ck "${workflow_dir_to_package}" "${workflow_file}" So, what does this do? Check the info.plist in your workflow directory for the variablesdontexport property. If the property does not exist, package your workflow directory without any modifications. Our work is done. If the property exists, copy your entire workflow to a temporary directory (we’ll make changes to the info.plist and don’t want to do them on our current one). Check every variable in variablesdontexport and set them to empty values in the info.plist of the copied directory (we don’t want to outright delete the variables as the reference would be lost as well). Package the copied directory. Our work is done. Solution as a script #!/bin/bash readonly workflow_dir="${1}" readonly info_plist="${workflow_dir}/info.plist" if [[ "$#" -ne 1 ]] || [[ ! -f "${info_plist}" ]]; then echo 'You need to give this script a single argument: the path to a valid workflow directory.' exit 1 fi readonly workflow_name="$(/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c 'print name' "${info_plist}")" readonly workflow_file="${HOME}/Desktop/${workflow_name}.alfredworkflow" if /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c 'print variablesdontexport' "${info_plist}" &> /dev/null; then readonly workflow_dir_to_package="$(mktemp -d)" cp -R "${workflow_dir}/"* "${workflow_dir_to_package}" readonly tmp_info_plist="${workflow_dir_to_package}/info.plist" /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c 'Print variablesdontexport' "${tmp_info_plist}" | grep ' ' | sed -E 's/ {4}//' | xargs -I {} /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set variables:'{}' ''" "${tmp_info_plist}" else readonly workflow_dir_to_package="${workflow_dir}" fi ditto -ck "${workflow_dir_to_package}" "${workflow_file}" echo "Exported worflow to ${workflow_file}." To use that script, give it a single argument: the path to the workflow you want to package. It’ll save it to the Desktop with the name automatically determined.
  2. First, thanks for helping us test the Alfred v2 beta. We're so pleased to have all of you helping us make v2 as brilliant as possible! As you can see, the forum is very popular and all sorts of content is being posted. If you find a bug you'd like to report, please follow the format below to help make your report more useful. Please ensure you're always using the latest build before reporting an issue, as Andrew works so fast, he might've already fixed the issue and released a new build! From b94 onwards, you can update in-app through the General tab or the menu bar icon. Please post one thread per bug report with the following information: What you were doing when the issue happened Whether you were able to replicate it a second time by performing the same action Include any screenshots that might help us Include the Alfred version & build number you are using Include your OS X version The clearer the bug report, the more likely and easily we'll be able to fix it! Once you've reported it, I will test your bug report and, if valid, Andrew will aim to fix it in the upcoming builds. Once fixed, the thread you started will be closed, confirming we have all the information we need to fix it. For those curious about the additional notes in square brackets you might see, I'll add these status updates after responding: Accepted: Bug has been moved to our bug tracker and will be looked into soon. Fixed: Bug has been resolved, so check for the latest build if you still encounter this issue. Resolved: Issues that are not bugs but required an explanation/info. Noted: If we're unable to make changes, we'll make a note for future reference (e.g. OS X bugs) Not a bug: Invalid reports or issues that are not bugs. Please don't post feature requests in this forum as they'll be moved to the Feature Suggestions forum.