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Have a workflow I would like to launch from within a shell script.


Tried URL handler, but get an error:

open alfred://runtrigger/com.alfredapp.vero.gettingstarted.snippettrigger/sniptest/?argument=test


zsh: no matches found: alfred://runtrigger/com.alfredapp.vero.gettingstarted.snippettrigger/sniptest/?argument=test


applescript seems to work ok though:

tell application id "com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred" to run trigger "sniptest" in workflow "com.alfredapp.vero.gettingstarted.snippettrigger" with argument "test"


Any suggestions?





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You have a ? in the URL, which has special meaning in the shell. As such, you have to quote the text:


open 'alfred://runtrigger/com.alfredapp.vero.gettingstarted.snippettrigger/sniptest/?argument=test'


You can also use the AppleScript from a shell script:


osascript -e 'tell application id "com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred" to run trigger "sniptest" in workflow "com.alfredapp.vero.gettingstarted.snippettrigger" with argument "test"'
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