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Re: MathKernel -script in MacOSX

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  • Subject: [mg116336] Re: MathKernel -script in MacOSX
  • From: Armand Tamzarian <mike.honeychurch at>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 04:16:16 -0500 (EST)
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On Feb 10, 9:21 pm, "quen... at" <cdani... at> wrote:
> I am using Mathematica Home Edition 8.0 on Mac OSX.
> I am attempting to use 'MathKernel -script file.m' to evaluate a script,
> but have been unsuccessful.
> file.m is a text file containing: 2 + 2
> 'MathKernel -script file.m' fails to produce any output or a failure
> message.
> I have tried this under the standard Terminal application as well as X11
> with the same result. On the other hand,
> 'cat file.m | MathKernel -noprompt ' outputs '4' as expected.
> Moreover, 'MathKernel', with no options generates a Mathematica Shell as
> expected.
> Not sure what I am missing.
> Thanks,
> Bryan

I don't use the terminal directly but call it in applescripts where
the following works

do shell script "/Applications/
MathKernel -run "<</path/to/script file.m""


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