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Calling an Automator app/service from another Application

by MMOsias / January 16, 2013 3:40 AM PST

I want to create an Automator app or service to be called from a script editor. Which action would allow me to retrieve the filename/filepath that was being edited by that application? Also, the editor has a "run command" feature that I planned to use to run the automator app. What type of automator app should I create to be able to run it as a command?

OSX 10.6.8

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