September 21, 2011

Posting a Gist from the OS X Services menu

Filed under: General Information — Ryan Wilcox @ 2:15 pm

Today I wanted to post a Gist from the OS X Services menu.

Because I love Services. I use Services probably a dozen times a day. Call me crazy.

I found a Gist service, but it’s broken. It didn’t work for me, don’t really know why. Tried to write my own (using Ruby’s TempFile), but that didn’t work either. (Nothing was written in the temp file. I have no idea why

Then I noticed I could write my Automator Service with one line of shell code:
open `gist`

This takes advantage of the “Pass Input to STDIN” setting in your automator action.

Want to make your own? See my gist documenting it