[Pythonmac-SIG] Sending files to the trash
hengist.podd at virgin.net
Fri Mar 28 22:36:55 CET 2008
Alex MacCaw wrote:
> I'm making a cross platform script that sends files to the trash (or
> recycle bin), but am having trouble with the applescript version:
> Here's the applescript which I'm trying to generate:
> tell application "Finder"
> move path to the trash
> end tell
> And the py-appscript version (which doesn't work):
> app('Finder').move(os.path.abspath(path), to=k.trash)
> Can anyone give me any pointers on how to get the appscript version
Couple of things:
- The 'to' argument should be a reference, not a constant.
- Finder expects an HFS path string, alias object, or Finder
reference. Python uses POSIX path strings.
from appscript import *
f = mactypes.Alias(os.path.abspath(path))
If you're new to appscript but familiar with AppleScript, ASTranslate
can provide helpful hints when translating AppleScript commands to
their appscript equivalents:
Control AppleScriptable applications from Python, Ruby and ObjC:
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