I have a long running script which I start from the Script menu (the one to the left of the DT3 Help menu).
After a while it looks like it has stalled, but I don’t know how to check. Who is running that script? Can I find it via
ps or in the Activity Monitor?
Also, all other scripts under the Script menu stay grayed out. The only way I could get the entries back to normal is quitting DT3. Is there a gentler way to do this (e.g. killing just the script)?
DEVONthink only runs on script at a time, hence the others can’t be run.
What’s your code doing?
The code has a list of URLs and for each of the URLs the script does a search in DT3 and if there’s no document found it creates a webarchive in a specific group. I guess this script sometimes starts to hang if the download does not complete in 60sec…
I can live with that (because I can just restart the script), but I would like to find a smoother way to kill the script. So who is running the script: DT3 directly or Applescript Runner?
DEVONthink 3. Could you please post the code of the script?
1) To your answer: So DT is running the script. Does DT has away to tell the running script to quit (similar to Applescript Runner)?
2) To your question: The script is called
PBImport.scpt and you can download it here. It is a custom version of the Pinboard Importer (in development - the filing of an additional bookmark into the subgroup
/Pinboard/elsewhere/ for found pages doesn’t work yet as expected).
I couldn’t spot any issues immediately. How many items does your Pinboard account contain? However, you could add a timeout to the script by enclosing the System Events block like this:
with timeout of 60 seconds
tell application "System Events"
Will try the
with timeout… The hanging is really strange. Would like to get to the bottom of it!
I have 5000 plus items in Pinboard, so I don’t expect this will run through in only one or two goes.
I’ve started using
with timeout (with a 10min timeout) - and it works pretty well: All the downloads seem to finish now.
Thanks for the tip!