I get nothing from “hey <team_id> GETSUITES”, for anything I tried. print_server, per the online example from a ways back. Clock. Terminal, which is what I actually wanted. (R1/Beta2, x86_64.)
I don’t think it’s hey’s fault, as a rudimentary C++ program gets the same empty suites reply message. Is there any server or application, would anyone happen to know, that responds to this message? Is there a better way to discover what features the application exposes for scripting?
Often, apps aren’t that well prepared for scripting and you need to study the MessageReceived() functions in their source to trigger the right BMessage.
One app that does offer nice scripting capabilities is MediaPlayer:
~/Desktop> hey MediaPlayer getsuites of Window 0
"suites" (B_STRING_TYPE) : "suite/vnd.Haiku-MediaPlayer"
"suites" (B_STRING_TYPE) : "suite/vnd.Be-window"
"suites" (B_STRING_TYPE) : "suite/vnd.Be-looper"
"suites" (B_STRING_TYPE) : "suite/vnd.Be-handler"
"messages" (B_PROPERTY_INFO_TYPE) :
property commands specifiers types
Next B_EXECUTE_PROPERTY DIRECT
Usage: Skip to the next track.
Prev B_EXECUTE_PROPERTY DIRECT
Usage: Skip to the previous track.
Play B_EXECUTE_PROPERTY DIRECT
Usage: Start playing.
Stop B_EXECUTE_PROPERTY DIRECT
Usage: Stop playing.
Pause B_EXECUTE_PROPERTY DIRECT
Usage: Pause playback.
TogglePlaying B_EXECUTE_PROPERTY DIRECT
Usage: Toggle pause/play.
Mute B_EXECUTE_PROPERTY DIRECT
Usage: Toggle mute.
Volume B_GET_PROPERTY B_SET_PROPERTY DIRECT FLOT
Usage: Gets/sets the volume (0.0-2.0).
URI B_GET_PROPERTY DIRECT CSTR
Usage: Gets the URI of the currently playing item.
TrackNumber B_GET_PROPERTY DIRECT LONG
Usage: Gets the number of the current track playing.
ToggleFullscreen B_EXECUTE_PROPERTY DIRECT
Usage: Toggle fullscreen.
Duration B_GET_PROPERTY DIRECT LLNG
Usage: Gets the duration of the currently playing item in microseconds.
Position B_GET_PROPERTY B_SET_PROPERTY DIRECT LLNG
Usage: Gets/sets the current playing position in microseconds.
Seek B_SET_PROPERTY DIRECT LLNG
Usage: Seek by the specified amounts of microseconds.
PlaylistTrackCount B_GET_PROPERTY DIRECT SHRT
Usage: Gets the number of tracks in Playlist.
PlaylistTrackTitle B_GET_PROPERTY INDEX CSTR
Usage: Gets the title of the nth track in Playlist.
In fact I did try that specific example. And print_server.
$ hey MediaPlayer getsuites of Window 0
I guess I should file a bug report.
Well, I reckon if they aren’t that well prepared, it’s likely because no one cared to support any useful scripting functionality. Which is the common case anyway, but you never know. For example, it had occurred to me that while Terminal doesn’t appear to support size change via the pseudo-ANSI < CSI 8 ; nr ; nc t > sequence, it might export that as a scripting feature. I wouldn’t expect any joy from fiddling with View parameters, more likely that would have to be supported directly by the application, and I’d have to ferret it out with getsuites.
Any app’s window responds to some standard messages, like Minimize, MoveTo, ResizeTo etc. Terminal doesn’t provide anything special there, like resizing to number of chars/lines etc.
Setting the size explicitely is also always possible:
hey Terminal set Frame of Window 0 to "BRect(1000.0, 50.0, 1300.0, 500)"
Yeah, that’s what I mean - I’m not that desperate. Dragging the window border is kind of cranky because of the flickering size popup, and it’s almost as bad in that it doesn’t seem to know anything about the view’s row and column structure, but at least you’re looking at it, so font size etc. is automatically factored in.