Custom iTerm Applescripts for Alfred
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This repository contains custom Applescripts that can be put into the Alfred --> Features --> Terminal --> Custom section to enable the correct operation of iTerm with Alfred.

Unfortunately as many people will know, when iTerm's Applescript functionality changes it can often break integration with Alfred.

Note: Check your iTerm version (iTerm2About iTerm2) and follow the instructions corresponding to your version below.

How to install the scripts

Video instructions

Check out the official YouTube video, it will give you a quick two and a half minute rundown. ScreenShot

Text instructions

  1. Run one of these terminal commands to copy the Applescript for your iTerm2 version to your clipboard.
  • For 3.1.1:
curl --silent '' | pbcopy
  • For 2.9:
curl --silent '' | pbcopy
  • For 2.1.1:
curl --silent '' | pbcopy
  1. Paste it under Alfred PreferencesFeaturesTerminal / ShellApplicationCustom.

Copy to preferences gif

Specific Version Notes

If you have iTerm in a location other than /Applications/ make sure you update the Applescript templates to match that (see inline comments).


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  1. Fork it!
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature
  3. Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
  4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
  5. Submit a pull request :D


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Released under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991