macosx

  1. macosx
  2. Documentation
    1. Environment Query
      1. Usage
      2. machine-name
      3. short-user-name
      4. long-user-name
      5. machine-location
      6. metric?
      7. computer-name
      8. console-user
      9. local-host-name
      10. location-name
      11. session-info
      12. main-bundle-path
      13. tick-count
      14. delay
      15. gestalt
      16. osstatus-condition?
      17. oserr-condition?
    2. URL Support
      1. Usage
      2. open-url
      3. osstatus-condition?
  3. Notes
  4. Requirements
  5. Author
  6. Version history
  7. License

Documentation

Very incomplete MacOS X Core API.

Environment Query

Usage

(require-extension macosx-env)

machine-name

[procedure] (machine-name) => STRING

The machine name from core services. Probably not the same as (get-host-name).

short-user-name

[procedure] (short-user-name) => STRING

The short name for the user. Based on the current process uid.

long-user-name

[procedure] (long-user-name) => STRING

The long name for the user. Based on the current process uid.

machine-location

[procedure] (machine-location) => VECTOR/4

Returns a 4 element vector:

LATITUDE
Latitude in degrees north to 2 decimal places.
LONGITUDE
Longitude in degrees east to 2 decimal places.
DLS-OFFSET
Number of seconds to add for daylight saving time.
GMT-OFFSET
Number of seconds east of GMT, includes daylight saving time status.

metric?

[procedure] (metric?) => BOOLEAN

Using the metric system?

DEPERECATED

computer-name

[procedure] (computer-name [STORE]) => STRING

The computer name from system configuration.

console-user

[procedure] (console-user [STORE]) => VECTOR/3

Returns a 3 element vector:

NAME
The (short) name of the console user.
UID
The user id of the console user.
GID
The group id of the console user.

local-host-name

[procedure] (local-host-name [STORE]) => STRING

The local host name from system configuration. Probably not the same as (get-host-name).

location-name

[procedure] (location-name [STORE]) => STRING

The location.

session-info

[procedure] (session-info) => VECTOR/10

Returns a 10 element vector:

SESSION-ID
The security session identifier number.
IS-ROOT
A root session?
HAS-GRAPHICS
Has graphics access?
HAS-TTY
Has tty?
IS-REMOTE
Is a remote session?
WAS-INITIALIZED
Initialized? (see note below)
SHORT-USER-NAME
Short user name.
USER-ID
User identification number.
CONSOLE-SET
Console hardware number.
LOGIN-COMPLETED
Login operations complete?
IS-USER-ACTIVE
On console?

The OS API behind WAS-INITIALIZED is unsupported in MacOS 10.7 so to indicate the value is (void).

main-bundle-path

[procedure] (main-bundle-path) => STRING

The full pathname of the currently running executable, including the program name.

tick-count

[procedure] (tick-count) => INTEGER

Returns an unsigned 32-bit integer that indicates the current number of ticks (1/60th of a second) since the system last started up.

delay

[procedure] (delay TICKS) => INTEGER

Suspend execution for the specified number of TICKS. Returns an unsigned integer that indicates the ticks after the delay.

gestalt

[procedure] (gestalt SELECTOR) => INTEGER

Calls the Gestalt Manager with specified SELECTOR and returns an unsigned 32-bit integer.

The SELECTOR can be a string, symbol, or an unsigned integer. When a string or symbol it is converted to a Macintosh 4-byte character value - an unsigned 32-bit integer. The string length may not be greater than 4 but can be less; space padding will be performed.

osstatus-condition?

[procedure] (osstatus-condition? OBJECT) => boolean

oserr-condition?

[procedure] (oserr-condition? OBJECT) => boolean

URL Support

Usage

(require-extension macosx-url)

open-url

[procedure] (open-url URL-STRING)

Opens the URL-STRING using the system-dependent default application.

osstatus-condition?

[procedure] (osstatus-condition? OBJECT) => boolean

Notes

Requirements

dollar check-errors condition-utils

Author

Kon Lovett

Version history

2.1.4
Fix for ticket #630.
2.1.3
Gestalt defunct & sessionWasInitialized not Lion.
2.1.2
Uses condition-utils.

: 2.1.1 :

2.1.0
Needs "check-errors" extension.
2.0.0
Chicken 4 release.

License

Copyright (C) 2009 Kon Lovett. All rights reserved.

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