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Variable not working inside Script Filter


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It's a bit late, so I might just be doing something dumb...

 

But anyways, I have this code in my Script Filter:

#!/usr/bin/env bash


export PATH="$PATH:$node_path:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin"


node $node_flags javascript-file.js comments "{var:task}"

 

And I'm getting this error:

Code 1: undefined:1
{var:task}
 ^

SyntaxError: Unexpected token t in JSON at position 1

 

I have an Alfred Variable Object assigning the `task` variable to a value, but I'm not sure how to use it.

 

Could I get some help? Thanks!!

Edited by forgetfulfellow
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2 hours ago, forgetfulfellow said:

but I'm not sure how to use it

 

When Alfred runs a script or any code you’ve put in a Script box, its puts all your workflow variables in the process environment. {var:task} variable macros don’t work in Script boxes. Use the language’s mechanism for reading environment variables, instead. So in your case – bash – that’s just $task. Same as what you’re doing with $node_path by the looks of it.

Edited by deanishe
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