Getting a List of Running Applications
The Macintosh portion of this code is implemented in AppleScript, and the Windows portion is implemented using
the PrcView* command line utility, and assumes that you have put the
pv.exe application in
the same directory as your standalone (i.e. the default "directory").
Note that the use offunction ProcessList switch (the platform) case "MacOS" put "tell application" && q("Finder") && cr & \ "set procList to the processes" & cr & \ "set procNames to" && q("") & cr & \ "repeat with p in procList" & cr & \ "set procNames to procNames & the name of p & ascii character 10" & cr & \ "end repeat" & cr & \ "return procNames" & cr & \ "end tell" into tScript do tScript as AppleScript put the result into tProcesses delete char 1 of tProcesses -- removes preceding quote delete last char of tProcesses -- removes trailing quote break case "Win32" set the hideConsoleWindows to true put shell("pv -q") into tProcList put "" into tProcesses set the itemDel to tab repeat for each line tProc in tProcList put item 1 of tProc into tProc append tProc,tProcesses end repeat break end switch return tProcesses end ProcessList function q what return quote & what & quote end q on append what,@toWhat put what into line (the number of lines of toWhat)+1 of toWhat end append
ascii character 10is needed because the AppleScript separates the names with a "return" which to AppleScript is ascii 13. MC/Rev uses ascii 10 for an end of line instead. Also note that the first and last characters of the returned value will be quotes, so you'll need to remove them in your script once you have the data. Also note that there is a second or so delay in getting the list of processes from AppleScript, so you should put up a watch just before the call.
* PrcView is a command line utility developed by Igor Nys, and can be downloaded at http://www.prcview.com/. PrcView is free for personal use or to be distributed with freeware applications; for shareware or commercial use, please contact Igor. Licensing costs are very reasonable, and he is very willing to work with you to make it worth your while to use his application.
Mac Version: Originally posted 7/21/2002 by Sarah Reichelt to the Use-Revolution List (See the complete post/thread)
Combined version posted 12/26/2002 by Ken Ray