February 22, 2012, 10:27pm
set Date to (do shell script "date ''+%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M-%S''")
this used to work, but now it won’t compile, is it cause I changed to lion? (The applescript seems to interpret the last few letters as a chinese character.) The shell script works in the terminal. The error message says “access not allowed”.
I got that access error msg in 10.5 as well when I pasted your example into Script Editor. However, this worked:
set TimeStamp to do shell script “date -n +%Y-%m-%d” → “2012-02-22”
February 23, 2012, 1:45am
Thank you! Writing it the way you did works for me too. I copy pasted the first one so once the original solution didn’t work I was lost.
This is what works:
set TimeStamp to do shell script "date -n +%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M-%S"
(I still have no idea what caused this. I’m sure that script was working in applescript and it does work in terminal.)
“Date” is a reserved word in AppleScript, and should not be used as a variable name. I have only vague ideas why your old code used to work, and now fails, so I won’t try to put them into words…
February 28, 2012, 1:29pm
As Alastor says, date is a reserved word for Applescript.
But if you change your original script to this it works for me in Lion (10.7.3):
set theDate to (do shell script "date ''+%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M-%S''")