5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2016 12:30 PM by David Moyer

    vanishing escaping characters and mounting shares


      objective: I have had a applescript that has been run natively to mount shares. I am trying to get it to work as a calculated applescript.


      Assumption: I blame the number of escape character slashes as the variable that is failing my script.


      the snippet of native applescript that works:

      set mountedVolumes to every paragraph of (do shell script "mount | awk -F' on ' '{print $2}' | awk -F' \\\\(' '{print $1}'")


      When I reconstruct this as a variable to be used as a shell script, what I find is I do not have complete control over how many slashes appear in the result of the "set variable" dialog.


      "mount | awk -F' on ' '{print $2}' | awk -F' \\\\(' '{print $1}'"

      will return

      Set Variable [ $shellScript ; Value: "mount | awk -F' on ' '{print $2}' | awk -F \\\(' '{print $1}'"]


      Given the number of slashes that I include they may or may not be reduced by 1 when I close the dialog.

      If I put in 4 slashes as the original script had. Only 3 will show after closing the dialog.

      If I put in 2 slashes it goes down to 1 slash.

      if I put in 3 slashes it stays at 3 slashes

      If I put in 5 slashes it stays at 5. (until execution)


      On execution the debugger tells a different story. If I put in 5 and I execute the script - only 3 show up when the variable $shellScript is evaluated


      Can you help me understand this behavior/ get this to work as a calculated script?