AllApplications
version 0.1
Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher


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download the compiled command line tool
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Use this command line tool to get a list of all applications that can open a file from Launch Services.

Usage: AllApplications -path path/to/file


Example usage of the tool with applescript:
Open this Script in your Editor

set allApplicationsPath to (path to home folder as text) & "UnixBins:AllApplications"

set filePath to (path to desktop as text) & "test.txt"


do shell script quoted form of POSIX path of allApplicationsPath & " -path " & quoted form of POSIX path of filePath