I know I can just use open command on these files to run them and the user will be prompted with an option to install them. Can I install such services silently though?

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    You can use cp, mv, or ditto to move or copy the file.
    – At0mic
    Aug 23, 2016 at 12:40
  • @IronCraftMan and copy it to the default automator library? Hm. Does that operation do the same as service 'installation'?
    – Arthmost
    Aug 23, 2016 at 12:41
  • I don't know, and I can't test it at the moment, but you can. I'd assume there is no difference.
    – At0mic
    Aug 23, 2016 at 12:42
  • @IronCraftMan This is elegant and simple. Thank you!
    – Arthmost
    Aug 23, 2016 at 12:46

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Moved the Automator services to $HOME/Library/Services/ instead of installing them.

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