Have you ever wanted a shortcut on your desktop to run bash scripts? Here is how.
I use a bash script to open chrome without the url bar. The script goes as such.
/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --app="http://www.junesiphone.com/youtube"
I use this for my youtube page as it allows me to have a video fullscreen without the url bar or bookmark bar. I can also adjust the window size. A good and easy way to open this when I want, is to create an app to run the script.
How to create the app
- To do this we will use Automator. This is built into Mac OS and allows you to do many things, including making an app to launch our script.
- Open Automator and select Application. On the right side you will see a message that reads “Drag actions or files here to build your workflow”.
- To the left of that we will see a bunch of options. We want to select Run Shell Script and drag it to the right panel.
- You will now see a Run Shell Script box with the words cat inside it. Delete the word cat and paste in the script above or your script.
- Finally go to file and save. You now have an app that will open the script:)