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comment Concisely starting Mac OS apps from the command line
Answer added here per feedback. Thanks again!
Feb
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revised Concisely starting Mac OS apps from the command line
add Python implementation
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Jan
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comment Concisely starting Mac OS apps from the command line
OK, this works. It does break on apps with an apostrophe (and presumably other funny chars in the name). I riffed on your solution and did something similar in Python, which I'll post in another answer - though if that's not the right etiquette, I'm happy to add it to your answer instead (or whatever).
Jan
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comment What does “plays” really count in iTunes?
Thanks all. This one matches my observed behavior the closest, so I marked it accepted - I believe I've stopped a podcast with something like 20-30 seconds to go, and it's counted as a play. That's more consistent with a percentage than straight time ("the last few seconds").
Jan
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accepted What does “plays” really count in iTunes?
Jan
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comment What does “plays” really count in iTunes?
This doesn't match my observed behavior: I can exit a podcast near, but not at, the end, and it still counts a play.
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asked What does “plays” really count in iTunes?
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Dec
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comment Inexpensive AC charger for iPod 3rd gen / 4th gen
Thanks. I think you're right; I was under the impression that Apple devices did fancy, nonstandard things that made them not work with standard USB chargers. However, I bought a cheap Zune charger for $5 and it works fine on an iPod Touch 3rd gen.
Dec
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accepted Inexpensive AC charger for iPod 3rd gen / 4th gen
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asked Inexpensive AC charger for iPod 3rd gen / 4th gen
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comment Concisely starting Mac OS apps from the command line
Thanks @mankoff! Smells great - once I've tested it and it works I'll mark the answer accepted. Much appreciated.
Nov
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comment Concisely starting Mac OS apps from the command line
@calevara, thanks - @mankoff is right; it's about length.
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asked Concisely starting Mac OS apps from the command line
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comment refresh Preview from command line
Skim does what I want; thanks. It still likes to bring itself forward during the refresh, but I can work around that. Skim also affords much more effective AppleScripting than Preview (you can tell it to refresh directly).