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Hi all,


I use Clear for my todo list manager on macOS http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/7/3613664/clear-for-mac-review.


I wrote a helpful script show me how many todo items I have for the given day, script here: https://ghostbin.com/paste/zuc94


When I run the script as a local alfred script, it works perfectly. However, if I copy the same code to a file on disk and attempt to run it as an external script, I never get a notification. My setup is below, am I missing something obvious?


Thanks in advance



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I've moved the thread to the "Workflow Help & Questions" forum.


If that's what your workflow looks like, then it's because you haven't connected the External Script to a trigger. It isn't being run.
If that's not the case, please export and upload the complete, non-working workflow somewhere. Can't tell if you're doing something wrong if we can't actually see what you're doing.
Regarding your script:

The line 

os.chdir("/Users/Admin/Library/Containers/com.realmacsoftware.clear.mac/Data/Library/Application Support/com.realmacsoftware.clear.mac/")

Would be better written as: 

os.chdir(os.path.expanduser("~/Library/Containers/com.realmacsoftware.clear.mac/Data/Library/Application Support/com.realmacsoftware.clear.mac/"))

That will work for any configuration, rather than being tied to user Admin and /Users as the "home" directory. No big deal, but it's a good habit to get into.

Edited by deanishe
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