From UA Libraries Digital Services Planning and Documentation
Cabaniss_Software (For the Cabaniss NHPRC project)
Mass_Content_Software (for mass digitization of collection materials to be linked to from finding aid, without manually-created item level metadata)
On Making Scripts Work on Mac OSX:
Associating Scripts on the MAC
- To associate files with particular software , CTRL-click on the file.
- Choose "open with". If that isn’t available, choose "open".
- In the Enable box, set the value to "All Applications".
- Check the "Always Open With" box.
- Select Utilities>Terminal
- And click "Open" and you should be good to go.
- Since the MACs come with Perl and Python pre-installed they are essentially run from the command line by double clicking on the file name, although manually launching them from the terminal should work as well.
- For example:
$ python foo.py $ ./foo.py
- In the second case the script AND in the case of double-clicking the script filename, the script would have to include the appropriate shebang line, for example #!/usr/bin/python for Python scripts and #!/usr/bin/perl for Perl scripts.
- This will allow the MACs to know where to locate Python and Perl, respectively.
- If for some reason this doesn't work, make sure the script is saved with a UNIX style byte order so that the shebang will be read properly by the MAC.
- A good text editor like Notepad ++ (Windows) easily allows one to make these changes to text files. Alternately, saving the file on a Linux or MAC OS station should do the trick.