Useless Code

I work a lot in the terminal. The simplicity and straight UI of simple text is just hard to beat. The Unix way is just awesome.

Long story short, a while back I needed a way to lock the screen of my Mac from the terminal, so I wrote one. This is quick and dirty piece of code that is just useless, but very useful. These will work with Mac OS Big Sur.

Bash Script

open -a /System/Library/CoreServices/ScreenSaverEngine.app

Apple Script

tell application "/System/Library/CoreServices/ScreenSaverEngine.app"
end tell

For Mac OS versions before Big Sur check the code below.

tell application "/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app"
end tell