I have only started programming both Actionscript and Actionscript Studio today so my questions are very newb orientated. Hopefully someone here with significantly more skill than me can point me in the right direction with my problem:
I am trying to make a nice simple interface to a Unix command called Unison which is able to syncronise two or more folders on local or remote servers. Everything is working fine on the command line and I am just struggling with getting my Applescript Studio interface to ‘live update’ as the Unix command is executing. I have a button, a progress bar and a scrolling textfield in my interface. All of them work, but only seem to update once the command has finished executing. How do I get it to flow in a more logical manner? I want to user to click the button, have the progress bar start to twirl to indicate some kind of progress and have the output generated by the Unix command printed to the textfield as it happens.
Here is my Applescript so far:
on clicked theObject tell progress indicator "progressbar" of window "main" to start with timeout of 1000000 seconds try set theResult to do shell script "sudo /opt/local/bin/unison -batch mybackup 2>&1" as string with administrator privileges on error errormsg set theResult to errormsg end try set the contents of text view "output" of scroll view "output" of window "main" to theResult set needs display of text view "output" of scroll view "output" of window "main" to true end timeout tell progress indicator "progressbar" of window "main" to stop end clicked on should quit after last window closed theObject return true end should quit after last window closed
Most of this code is pulled from various tutorials and examples, so there are probably neater ways of doing this. Any advice is greatly appreciated, or if you need any more info let me know.