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Hi guys, newbie here.

 

I have trouble passing an argument (usually passed with {query}) to NSAppleScript and I have no idea what I'm doing wrong.

 

I'm trying to make a script that'll grep for me with "grep keyword" in the current finder window folder. However, I'm not able to pass the keyword to NSAppleScript, I'll illustrate on an example:

What I type in alfred: "grep test"

What I get in Terminal: "grep -inr {query} '/Users/[username_stripped]/Downloads/'"

 

I've tried playing around with it but nothing seems to work, {query} doesn't seem to be evaluated at all. Is this normal behaviour? I've tried googling for a couple of minutes, but no luck.

 

.alfredworkflow: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i3v387z01esrqn4/grep%20finder.alfredworkflow?dl=0

on alfred_script(q)
	tell application "Finder"
		set pathList to (quoted form of POSIX path of (folder of the front window as alias))
	end tell
	
	tell application "System Events"
		if not (exists (processes where name is "Terminal")) then
			do shell script "open -a Terminal " & pathList
		else
			tell application "Terminal"
				activate
				tell application "System Events" to tell process "Terminal.app" to keystroke "t" using command down
				do script ("grep -inr {query} " & pathList) in first window
			end tell
		end if
	end tell
end alfred_script
Edited by sashans13
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FWIW, NSAppleScript works differently to Run Script. There is no "{query}". Instead, the query is the q variable in on alfred_script(q).

That is to say, you just needed to change your script to:

[...]
do script ("grep -inr " & quoted form of q & " " & quoted form of pathList) in first window
[...]

Note: You should use quoted form of pathList, too, otherwise the script probably won't work for paths with spaces, quotes or apostrophes in them.

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