I'm trying to find a way to automatically launch a command when Terminal is run, but:
- Have the Terminal window close after command has returned control to it / after (using &) after command has started launching.
- Not have the user change any settings themselves / not have the settings changed globally.
I have found (mainly from a relatively very comprehensive write-up on http://docstore.mik.ua/orelly/unix3/mac/ch01_03.htm) the ability to create a .terminal file and edit the contents (plist) to contain xml like the below.
<key>ExecutionString</key> <string>ssh xyzzy.oreilly.com; exit</string>
- Given the date of other postings (on google) showing this functionality
- The fact that the procedure which I eventually found to create custom Terminal windows, was subtly different from the instructions in the article above
- The fact that (at least with OSX10.5) they are now .term files (and complain that the file is not executable if changed to .terminal)
… am guessing that some version of OSX, post all the information I can find on this technique, changed this functionality. Is this correct in any version of OSX 10.5+?
Also, is there still a way to launch a command automatically in a custom terminal window (or similar, that isn't AppleScript / Automater / etc)?