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Controlling iTunes via Swift using SBApplication

Since I took my hands down on Swift, I discovered SBApplication, Apple's take on making scriptable calls to the applications you already have on your computer. Want to get a list of currently opened tabs in Safari, and each of their titles? No problem!

I used tingraldi's SwiftScripting repository to generate Swift headers for any application that is scriptable. The generated headers give you full access to all the available calls you can make to a scriptable application.

I came up with an idea that might be great for demoing the purposes of the SBApplication class: a simple command-line application that controls and/or fetches information from and to iTunes. I uploaded my code as a Github repository, it should work for any Intel-based Mac.

https://github.com/bmsimons/itunescli

The how-to-use and build guide can be found inside the readme file on my repository.

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