I’ve also done a lot of work trying to make the
runCommand() syntax and usage a bit more approachable: runCommand(commandStr[, inputsStr, dirStr]).
I’m still working on it but would welcome feed back. The customary disclaimer: “but is doesn’t explain my particular problem” isn’t actionable for aTbRef. Its aim is to cover the overall concept and fixed constraints. Individual processes and problems should be raised here in the forum.
My advice to the beginner is:
- Make it work in Terminal first. Indeed, the expertise for that may well lie outside this forum.
- Make it work in Terminal from the home
- Use the string from #2 as a single, literal, string in Tinderbox
- If #3 works you can begin to parameterise the input and to set a working location other than your home folder (with is the Tinderbox default for this)
By going in that order, the problems that crop up should do so in a context where they are better understood (or explained to someone who might help).
Starting at step #4, for the novice, is asking for confusion.