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Applescripting an @ sign used in a password (3 posts)

  • Started 11 years ago by Brad
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Brad
  • Brad Member

    When scripting Fetch I usually build the login and password into the script path. For instance:


    However, I recently encountered a website where the password INCLUDES an @. How do I code for it?


    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    The way to include a special character (like a @, :, /, or even a space) in a URL is to %-encode it, i.e. to replace it with %XX, where XX is the character's hexadecimal ASCII value. The hex ASCII value of the @ character is 40, so you'd replace the @ in your password with %40.

    Let me know if that doesn't work.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Brad Member

    Thanks Jim that worked.


    Posted 11 years ago #


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