Automating Tasks

Aug 20, 2011

I am experimenting with automating more tasks. I’m starting with my login for work. Every morning when I fire up my machine for work, I start a few programs. It’s not really a big deal, but I decided to venture into shell scripting to make this a command. My shell scripting skills currently suck.

The script is held in my code/helpers directory, so it needs to set the working directory to Applications so I can launch the apps I need. Once in the directory, I just launch the applications that I launch every morning.

# Open apps for work
cd ~/../../Applications;

open "Google Chrome.app"
open Skype.app
open Mail.app
open TextMate.app

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