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Quartz Composer Plugin
CommandLineTool A Quartz Composer plug-in that executes synchronously a
command line tool.
Sample Requirements The plugin was created using the Xcode editor running
under Mac OS X 10.6.x or later.
About the sample A Quartz Composer plug-in that uses NSTask and NSPipe to
execute synchronously a command line tool.
Using the Sample Open the project using the Xcode editor which can be found
in /Developer/Applications. From the main menu,
choose "Project", set "Active Configuration" to "Release",
and "Active Target" to "Build & Copy". These settings are
also available from the top left corner of the 'Overview'
pop-up window. Build the project. Once the build has
completed successfully, the plug-in can be used as a
regular QC patch in the Quartz Composer editor (also
installed under /Developer/Applications), by selecting it
from the Library - Plugin panel.
The command line standard input is set in the plug-in
input port "Standard In". The command with full path is
set in the input port "Path". To add command arguments,
click on the patch, open the "Patch Inspector", in the top
pull-down menu, select "Settings", increase the "Number of
Arguments", new input argument ports will be added in the
Changes from Previous Versions n/a
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