[Pro] How to review an Action

I am interested in how some of the actions work so decided to look at a couple with my inbuilt Text editor on my Mac.

How ever when i try to view the action using the text editor all i get is a load of jibberish … i thought that Actions were straight forward text file?

What do i need to do to take a look inside some of these actions please ?

Thanks

John


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Actions which have been encoded (for use with Express) are in fact gibberish. Its kind of like looking at a Zip file with a text editor. Which one(s) were you looking at?

Walter

On Nov 6, 2012, at 10:27 AM, ejw wrote:

I am interested in how some of the actions work so decided to look at a couple with my inbuilt Text editor on my Mac.

How ever when i try to view the action using the text editor all i get is a load of jibberish … i thought that Actions were straight forward text file?

What do i need to do to take a look inside some of these actions please ?

Thanks

John


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Walter,

I was trying to look at 2 PHP Feedback Form and and your ReadMore Actions.

I have downloaded TextWrangle now and i get the same results.

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Walter…update…

Using Textwrangler i can see the ReadMore action now but still no joy with the PHP Feedback form.

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ReadMore should not be encoded in any way. ReadMore is a bundle Action, though, so you need to use an editor that understands bundles, or use the Finder to crack it open. Control-click (right-click) on the icon of the Action in Finder, and you should see a menu option labeled “Show package contents…”. Choose that, and you should see a new window with the contents. The Action file is down a few levels inside there, and its filename ends with fwaction, not fwactionb as the bundle’s does.

Walter

On Nov 6, 2012, at 10:47 AM, ejw wrote:

Walter,

I was trying to look at 2 PHP Feedback Form and and your ReadMore Actions.

I have downloaded TextWrangle now and i get the same results.

Thanks
John


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