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appify — create the simplest possible Mac app from a shell script

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#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Create a new super simple mac app
# Platform: Mac OS X
# Author: Thomas Aylott <>
mkdir -p "$"
cat > "$$APPNAME" <<EOF
say "Hello"
chmod +x "$$APPNAME"
echo "$PWD/$"

@mathiasbynens FTW!
Much better.

I tried to make it work using cp before but couldn't get it working for some strange reason. I forget the original issue I ran into.

Feel free to backport these changes into your original gist if you like! It’s still your script :) I’ll update my blog post accordingly.

Great script guys! Thanks!

I used this today to on a .sh script of mine. When launching the app it states: "You can't open the application...because PowerPC applications are no longer supported. I'm running Mountain Lion. My .sh script runs fine natively, it is small and just uses a couple curl lines to download some tar.gz files. Any ideas?

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