If an application supports it, recording actions allows you to quickly build up a basic AppleScript. For example, if you go into AppleScript Editor and hit the “Record” button before making a new folder, you might end up with something like:
If you use OS X and you use OS X’s command line or cron scripts, you can combine AppleScript with the command line. If you have no idea what that last sentence means, you can safely skip this chapter. This is not a tutorial on using the command line or on using Unix.
“The Nazi leader in charge of German physicians, Gerhard Wagner, led a campaign against alcoholic excess. People’s bodies did not primarily belong to them but to the state, and alcohol abuse both reduced national productivity and damaged the racial stock (he was especially concerned about the effects on pregnant women, though he believed smoking to be even more serious).”—Geoffrey J. Giles