applescript-promise
Easily execute arbitrary AppleScript code on OS X through NodeJS with Promises.
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node-applescript-promise

A high-level way to execute AppleScript code through NodeJS and retrieve the result as a native JavaScript object. Underneath the hood, this module is just a simple wrapper around the OS X osascript command.

Why?

AppleScripts are the only way to communicate and interact with certain external OS X processes, for example iTunes.

Easy Install

yarn add applescript-promise

Requirements

  • Mac (or Hackintosh) running OS X (tested with Sierra)
  • NodeJS (v4.4.7 or newer)

Usage

The node-applescript-promise module provides execString and execFile functions to easily execute AppleScript commands and buffer the output into a calback.

import applescript from 'applescript';

// Very basic AppleScript command. Returns the song name of each
// currently selected track in iTunes as an 'Array' of 'String's.

const script = 'tell application "iTunes" to get name of selection';

applescript.execString(script)
  .then((tracks) => {
    tracks.forEach(songName => console.log(songName);
  })
  .catch((error) => {
    // Something went wrong
    console.log('error:', error);
  });

execFile works the exact same way, except you pass the path of the AppleScript (*.applescript) file as the first argument instead of the command itself, and you may pass an optional Array of strings as a second argument to send to the applescript file.

License

The node-applescript-promise module is licensed under the MIT license.

This module is a merely wrapper over node-applescript.

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