dbmikus dbmikus - 1 year ago 88
Python Question

How do I embed an AppleScript in in a Python script?

I am trying to embed an AppleScript in a Python script. I don't want to have to save the AppleScript as a file and then load it in my Python script. Is there a way to enter the AppleScript as a string in Python and have Python execute the AppleScript? Thanks a bunch.

Here is my script:
import subprocess
import re
import os

def get_window_title():
cmd = """osascript<<END
tell application "System Events"
set frontApp to name of first application process whose frontmost is true
end tell
tell application frontApp
if the (count of windows) is not 0 then
set window_name to name of front window
end if
end tell
return window_name

p = subprocess.Popen(cmd, shell=True)
return p

def get_class_name(input_str):
re_expression = re.compile(r"(\w+)\.java")
full_match = re_expression.search(input_str)
class_name = full_match.group(1)
return class_name

print get_window_title()

has has
Answer Source

Use subprocess:

from subprocess import Popen, PIPE

scpt = '''
    on run {x, y}
        return x + y
    end run'''
args = ['2', '2']

p = Popen(['osascript', '-'] + args, stdin=PIPE, stdout=PIPE, stderr=PIPE)
stdout, stderr = p.communicate(scpt)
print (p.returncode, stdout, stderr)