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Executing iTerm2 terminal commands in current shell

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I like the terminal support in Alfred (prefacing commands with '>') but it always opens a new terminal window. I would prefer that the commands execute in the current terminal window. Luckily there's a new 'Custom' option for handling terminal commands. The following was taken almost verbatim from the iTerm site (http://code.google.com/p/iterm2/wiki/AppleScript) and will execute terminal commands in the active iTerm2 shell. It will launch iTerm2 if it isn't currently running.

 

 

on alfred_script(q)
    tell application "iTerm"
        activate
        
        try -- We don't need error messages
            set miniaturized of windows to false
        end try
        
        try
            set _session to current session of current terminal
        on error
            set _term to (make new terminal)
            tell _term
                launch session "Default"
                set _session to current session
            end tell
        end try
        
        tell _session
            write text q
        end tell
    end tell
    tell application "System Events"
        set visible of process "iTerm" to true
    end tell
end alfred_script

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Maybe you could help me with something, as I’m trying to do something similar.

 

I’d like commands passed through Alfred to run in a new iTerm2 window, regardless of whether it is already running or not. The issue is that if it’s not already running, Alfred opens two windows. I’ve been making some experiments, and it does not seem to work. It succeeds if run from within Applescript Editor, but not from Alfred’s custom option for terminal commands.

 

I’ve posted the script I’m working with (based on yours) on the forum http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/1180-extra-tab-is-open-when-using-iterm2/#entry5666. Any help on how to achieve that would be appreciated.

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