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Scripting StuffIt Lite 3.5

StuffIt was one of the first scriptable apps and it has one of the richest scripting interfaces.

Luckily, StuffIt is very easy to script. It supports lots of Apple Events, but in the end there's usually one thing you want to do with it -- create a new archive, and often, upload it to a server via FTP.

In rewriting the User's Guide for Frontier 4.1, we put together a sample script that builds on the scripting features in the Finder, StuffIt and Fetch. It's an excellent illustration of what you can do with the new Mac system and scriptable apps.

Here's a listing of the script:

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It's fully discussed in "Chapter 5" of the User's Guide.

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