OSALANG(1) General Commands Manual OSALANG(1)
osalang – information about installed OSA languages
osalang prints information about installed OSA languages. With no options,
it prints an unadorned list of language names to standard output. These
names can be passed to the -l options of osacompile(1) and osascript(1).
The options are as follows:
-d Only print the default language.
-l List in long format. For each language, osalang will print its
component subtype, manufacturer, and capability flags. There are
eight groups of optional routines that scripting components can
support. Each flag is either a letter, meaning the group is
supported, or ‘-’, meaning it is not. The letters map to the
c compiling scripts.
g getting source data.
x coercing script values.
e manipulating the event create and send functions.
r recording scripts.
v “convenience” APIs to execute scripts in one step.
d manipulating dialects.
h using scripts to handle Apple Events.
-L Same as -l, but also prints the description of each component after
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