Mac Services

Mac Services

by John Vincent


Posted on February 18, 2017


This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

Eclipse as a Mac Service

Wish to be able to start Eclipse instance from any folder in finder.

Start the Automator

Start Finder

  • Go, Applications
  • Automator (or Automator.app)

Select

  • Quick Action, or
  • Service (for earlier versions of MacOS)

and then select Choose

Ensure the following options are set:

  • Workflow (or Service) receives selected: folders
  • in: Finder.app
  • Image: Action
  • Color: Black

From the middle pane, double click Run Shell Script

  • Shell: /bin/bash
  • Pass input: as arguments

Enter the following script

cd "$1"
/Applications/Eclipse.app/Contents/MacOS/Eclipse -data "$1" -showLocation "$1"

To save: Cmd-S

Save as: eclipse-jee

Open Eclipse

In Finder

  • select Folder
  • Right Click, Services
  • eclipse-jee

Mac Services

Services are stored in /Users/jv/Library/Services

Edit Service

  • Select service to be changed
  • Open With, Automator.app

Changed

cd $1
/Users/jv/Desktop/OtherTools/eclipse-jee/eclipse -data $1 -showLocation $1

to

cd $1
/Applications/Eclipse.app/Contents/MacOS/eclipse -data $1 -showLocation $1

Delete a Mac Service

In Finder

  • cd /Users/jv/Library/Services
  • Delete unwanted services

Sublime

Sublime

  • Download for Mac
  • Install the DMG file.

Install Sublime Packages

  • Cmd Shift P
  • Install Package

Install packages

  • Emmet
  • JSBeautify
  • Vintageous (vi)

Sublime as a Service

For details regarding adding as a Service, see Eclipse as a Mac Service

Particular changes are

cd "$1"
"/Applications/Sublime Text.app/Contents/MacOS/Sublime Text" "$1"

save as

sublime

draw.io

draw.io

Can use the browser version but I chose to download the Desktop version.

See Integrations, scroll down to draw.io Desktop

Leads to Desktop version

Download draw.io-12.5.3.dmg and install.

draw.io Service

For details regarding adding as a Service, see Eclipse as a Mac Service

Start Finder

  • Go, Applications
  • Automator (or Automator.app)

Select

  • Quick Action, or
  • Service (for earlier versions of MacOS)

and then select Choose

Ensure the following options are set:

  • Workflow (or Service) receives selected: folders
  • in: Finder.app
  • Image: Action
  • Color: Black

From the middle pane, double click Run Shell Script

  • Shell: /bin/bash
  • Pass input: as arguments

Enter the following script

"/Applications/draw.io.app/Contents/MacOS/draw.io" "$1"

To save: Cmd-S

Save as: Draw.io

Visual Studio Code as a Service

For details regarding adding as a Service, see Eclipse as a Mac Service

cd "$1"
"/Applications/Visual Studio Code.app/Contents/MacOS/Electron" "$1"

save as: Visual Studio Code

Spring Tool Suite as a Service

cd $1
"/Applications/SpringToolSuite4.app/Contents/MacOS/SpringToolSuite4" -data $1 -showLocation $1

Save as: spring-tool-suite