Crib Notes: Pimp Your Mac with Perl
Written 27 Jun 2011
Title: Pimp Your Mac with Perl
Speaker: Mark Fowler
All slides are on site. Highly recommend reviewing them.
Apple standard perl is seriously broken.
pbcopy/pbpaste for clipboard interaction from cli
Numberous Perl modules to do this
Once used your script appears in the growl preferences for configuration.
OS X Automation
Use ThisService to create a Mac Service(free)
Keyboard shortcuts tend to collide with other apps.
Doing things Automatically
Example of tidying Downloads folder
uses plist format, a variant of XML
~/Libary/LaunchAgents to run at login
similar to dnotify
is a pain to install