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Hardest Crash I Ever Saw! (Scripting) (4 posts)
- Started 15 years ago by robf
- Latest reply 15 years ago from robf
I had been working on a script to automate the creation and posting of an HTML file. The creation worked fine. The posting was truly weird: All went well until the applescript asked Fetch 4 to Quit. At that point, my whole G3 Blue and White (OS 9.2) froze solid, with almost a "screech" coming from Itunes, which had been playing in the background. This is infinitely repeatable.
Am I missing something in the scripting of Fetch? Is a "Quit" not the appropriate way to end a Fetch ftp session in Applescript?
Never Mind. I deleted Fetch prefs and cache and tried again, and all is fine.
Jim Matthews Administrator
I have some other reports of a problem like that, and in all those cases the Mac had virtual memory turned off. I had not heard of people working around the problem by deleting the preferences and cache files, though -- thanks for that information.
Do you by any chance still have the Fetch Prefs and Fetch Cache files in your Trash? I'd love to use them to figure out what exactly is going wrong.
Sorry. Those files are long gone.
I keep VM turned off. Plenty of the real stuff, and VM interferes with some of my favorite apps, as well.
I got so flustered by the crash that I completely forgot about trashing caches and prefs. Its usually my 2nd or 3rd thing for any hinky application behavior.
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