Terminal Services

mromey

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What do terminal Services do? How do you use them? It appears as though you can also apply a terminal service to a selection in other programs other than the terminal. I opened up the address book and selected a field and under the Address Book in the top left I was able to apply a service to that selection. Can somebody give me some real world example of how this is applicable? Ideally I see this as being very powerful for something but I can't quite grasp how. I'm only starting to become somewhat UNIX savy and would love a little help. Will all applications have the ability to talk to a terminal and send data to them? For example, when Filemaker Pro is ported to OSX will it have the ability to take data from a field and send it to a terminal and do fancy unix things with it?
 

monty

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Originally posted by mromey
when Filemaker Pro is ported to OSX will it have the ability to take data from a field and send it to a terminal and do fancy unix things with it?
Basically yes. Terminal services yet you pipe the selection (whether text or a file) to a commend line UNIX program and get the result. This is all very powerful but I got the impression that it wasn't finished in the public beta. Some applications don't support them (eg. the Desktop).

peter
 
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