app-launcher

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Search for an app then launch it

by John Lindquist
// Menu: App Launcher
// Description: Search for an app then launch it
// Author: John Lindquist
// Twitter: @johnlindquist
let createChoices = async () => {
let apps = await fileSearch("", {
onlyin: "/",
kind: "application",
})
let prefs = await fileSearch("", {
onlyin: "/",
kind: "preferences",
})
let group = path => apps =>
apps
.filter(app => app.match(path))
.sort((a, b) => {
let aName = a.replace(/.*\//, "")
let bName = b.replace(/.*\//, "")
return aName > bName ? 1 : aName < bName ? -1 : 0
})
return [
...group(/^\/Applications\/(?!Utilities)/)(apps),
...group(/\.prefPane$/)(prefs),
...group(/^\/Applications\/Utilities/)(apps),
...group(/System/)(apps),
...group(/Users/)(apps),
].map(value => {
return {
name: value.split("/").pop().replace(".app", ""),
value,
description: value,
}
})
}
let appsDb = await db("apps", async () => ({
choices: await createChoices(),
}))
let app = await arg("Select app:", appsDb.choices)
let command = `open -a "${app}"`
if (app.endsWith(".prefPane")) {
command = `open ${app}`
}
exec(command)