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The following command,

osascript -e 'tell app "terminal" to do script ("idevicesyslog -u UUID | tee 'ios_syslog.txt'")'

(where UUID is the hard-coded device id) works fine in Terminal. It opens a new window and runs the script, but when I pass it in via a .Net CORE api call I get the above syntax error.

Even just osascript -e 'tell app "terminal" to do script ("idevicesyslog")' fails with the same error.

Any thoughts?

  • Try osascript -e 'tell application "Terminal" to do shell script "..."' and where you're using single-quotes in 'ios_syslog.txt' you might have to escape them, e.g. \'ios_syslog.txt\' and I can't test because I don't have the same environment as you do. – user3439894 Aug 30 '16 at 1:39
  • Thanks for the suggestion but that did not help. In the end I used a workaround as shown above – MidiGlitch Aug 31 '16 at 17:19
  • The workaround should be an answer not an edit to the question (and if you need no more you could accept it) – Mark Aug 31 '16 at 18:23
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WORK AROUND: I solved the issue by putting the above in an Applescript and calling the script from C#. Meant having to add a non .Net file to the project which can only be edited on a Mac (so far as I know). Script is:

on run argv
    tell application "terminal"
        activate
        do script ("idevicesyslog -u " & item of argv & " | tee '" & item 2 of argv & "'")
    end tell
end run

The script was called by using System.Diagnostics.Process and passing in osascript.exe and the two arguments into the ProcessStartInfo constructor.

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