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Platypus Specifications
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Date added:
April 4, 2015
Date released:
April 4, 2015
Operating system:
Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8,
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Additional Requirements

Platypus v4.9

Create Mac OS X apps from scripts.

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Platypus Editor's review

Platypus is a Mac OS X development tool for creating application wrappers around scripts, i.e. creating Mac OS X applications that execute a script they are bundled with. Scripts thus run transparently from the graphical window environment, facilitating their execution and blending seamlessly into the user interface.Platypus sports the following features:Authentication dialog for executing script with privilegesSetting custom icons for script applicationsScripts receive paths of dropped files as argumentsScripts receive path to application bundle via $1 (ARGV[0])Interface for copying support files into application bundleSupport for Shell, Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, Tcl, Expect, AppleScriptSupport for arbitrary interpreter definition -- which effectively means support for any kind of interpreted scripting languageApps can be set to run in the backgroundApps can print script output into a text windowScript encryption and checksumming for secure applicationsCommand line utility for automating the creation of applications

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