Use AppleScript to automate tasks

The Premium version of Core Shell and Core Tunnel have AppleScript support, you can automate tasks and improve productivity with only a teaspoonful of programming knowledge.

The AppleScript dictionary contains the available AppleScript commands for Core Shell and Core Tunnel. To view the dictionary:

  1. Open the AppleScript Editor in Applications > Utilities.
  2. Choose File > Open Dictionary.
  3. Select Core Shell or Core Tunnel. Click Choose.

Examples

Core Shell

Version 1.6.2 or later:

tell application "Core Shell"
	set mysterWin to open shell on "A Mysterious Host" with in new tab
	tell mysterWin
		get history of its terminal
		repeat until result contains "Connected"
			delay 1
			get history of its terminal
		end repeat
		
		do script "ls" in mysterWin
	end tell
	
	-- close mysterWin
end tell

Version 1.7 or later:

tell application "Core Shell"
	set myHost to create host with name "Host Created via ApplesScript" user "mylogin" address "localhost" options {IdentityFile:"~/.ssh/my_new_id_rsa", ExitOnForwardFailure:"no"} tags {"applescript", "this-mac"}
	
	set mysterWin to open shell on myHost with in new tab
	tell mysterWin
		get history of its terminal
		repeat until result contains "Connected"
			delay 1
			get history of its terminal
		end repeat
		
		do script "ls" in mysterWin
	end tell
	
	-- close mysterWin
end tell

Core Tunnel

Version 1.6 or later is required.

tell application "Core Tunnel"
	script Helper
		on waitUnitlConnected(theTunnel)
			get state of theTunnel
			repeat until result = "Connected"
				delay 1
				get state of theTunnel
			end repeat
		end waitUnitlConnected
	end script
	
	set mysterTunnel to a reference to (first tunnel where name = "A Mysterious Tunnel")
	connect mysterTunnel
	tell Helper to waitUnitlConnected(mysterTunnel)
	
	-- disconnect mysterTunnel
	
	-- connect "A Mysterious Tunnel"
	-- disconnect "A Mysterious Tunnel"
	
	-- connect with tag "tag_name"
	-- disconnect with tag "tag_name"
	
	-- connect all
	-- disconnect all
end tell
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