I've spent hours researching this question, but none of the answers that I've found seem to work. I want to pass a POSIX path to some AppleScript running in a shell script, but nothing that I've tried lets AppleScript use the variable.
Here's something that shows (in the simplest possible form) what I'm trying to do (my actual script will use Microsoft Word to open the file named in the path and then save it to another format):
#!/bin/bash INFILE="$1" osascript << 'EOD' display dialog "$INFILE" EOD
I've tried escaping the quotes; I've tried double-single-double quotes; I've tried parentheses and braces; I've tried using the filename as a parameter and setting a variable to item 1 of argv. Nothing works that I've tried. The answer is probably obvious to any expert, and I'll be grateful for any help.