So posting to Twitter from Quicksilver is great and all, except when keychain scripting times out on you – “event timed out”. Again and again. Sheesh. Off to look for another way around …
Red Sweater Blog says :
Obviously, Keychain Scripting is freaking useless. I decided to take a stab at writing my own […]
Which is just what he did – in that article you can find a Scripting Addition (of sorts) that is way faster than Apple’s one. However it is 10.4 only, which may be the straw that broke this holdoff-on-upgrading-a-while-longer’s back.
Looking further afield leads us to the Textmate blog, where a shell based approach is used to interact with the keychain :
The command to access the keychain is
security and it has a manual page. But let me save you some time and give you the gist of it […]
Aha! That may be the solution. Now all I have to do is find out how to parse the output to just grab the password – the solutions on that page aren’t working for me and my shell scripting is more limited than I would like.