Unix commands in Applescript

I’m trying to learn the Mac OS X CLI. I wanted to be completely at home using the OS, the same way that I used to use Command Prompt in my Windows days to do certain stuff. I figured that by learning that, scripting would be easier.

Are the commands used in the terminal useful to learn for scripting in Applescript???

What are your comments???


my 2 cents: First learn the language of AppleScript properly, then explore UNIX :wink:

PS: shell script commands can be very useful in AppleScript

I thought of learning the commands first and then venturing into Applescript.

I wonder if one can actually learn both at the same time??? :stuck_out_tongue:

Of course you can do it, but my experience is:
don’t learn two different languages with (different) complicated structures at the same time.

But this is only my personal opinion :slight_smile:


your opinion is good enough… :stuck_out_tongue:

I’m gonna get through the shell script commands first…

I wanna get to know the OS at its very core before I venture into scripting new applications for it…

This might seem a strange idea to some, but I think its a step in the right direction… :d

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I did it the opposite way around.
For me AppleScript is the basic “vocabulary” aka the tool to program the applications.
the shell commands are a kind of dialect, which are used only for a special purpose