: Applescripts :
: Applescript is the best-kept secret of the MacOS - it's
essentially a powerful
: shell-scripting language that allows the user to manipulate applications
: the Finder) as if they were programming objects. Here are a couple
of my more
: publicly useful scripts:
: Anti-Viral Script for Email Attachments Folder
: If you read through my Spam Log,
you know that I've been deluged
: with email worms and virii (most notably the SirCam and Hybris worms).
: in fact, has recently been sending me 4.8 Mb files, which can really
: a large hard drive if not controlled (I recently cleaned my attachments
: upwards of 100 Mb of worm files).
: To manage my "problem," I wrote two applescripts
which do the same thing
: different ways. The first version attaches a "self-cleaning"
script to my Eudora
: attachments folder. Whenever the folder is opened, the script is activated
: a folder action) and trashes any "potentially viral" files.
I've targeted the script
: at files containing the strings ".pif", ".scr",
".exe" and ".lnk".
: The second version is a classic script applet that I've
placed in my Shutdown
: Items Folder so that each time I power-down my computer, it cleans
: attachments folder. I find that this lets me just forget that I've
set up a
: primitive form of anti-virus software using Applescript :-)
Download the Self-Cleaning
Download the Shutdown Items Model
: Master-Slave, Netscape-Internet Explorer
: Although Netscape Communicator is my primary browser,
I often pop over to use
: IE for certain pages (i.e. when Netscape is acting-up or a site has
: java applet). With this simple script, I can tell IE to get the URL
from the top-
: most Netscape window, load a page with that URL and bring itself to
: of the application stack. Much easier than cutting and pasting!
Download the NetscapeSlave script