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Shell Script (from release 4.1)

#!/bin/sh -x

##########################################################################
#
#   Portable Thunderbird OS X
#   $Revision: 4.1
#
#   The Contents of this file are made available subject to the terms
#   of the following license
#
#          - GNU General Public License Version 3
#
#   Carlo Gandolfi, Paolo Portaluri May 2010
#
#   GNU General Public License Version 3
#   =============================================
#   Copyright 2006-2010 by:
#      Carlo Gandolfi - http://www.freesmug.org
#      Paolo Portaluri - http://plus2.it/~paolo/
#
#   This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
#   it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
#   the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
#   any later version.
#
#   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
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#   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
#   GNU General Public License for more details.
#
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#   along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
#
##########################################################################

# Reset PATH
PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin
export PATH

appid=Thunderbird
appbin=thunderbird-bin

userprefbase="Library"
userpref="$HOME/$userprefbase/$appid/Profiles"
usercachebase="$HOME/Library/Caches"
usercache="$usercachebase/$appid"

p_userbase="$1/Contents/Resources"
p_userpref="$p_userbase/profile"
copy_pref="$p_userbase/CopyPref_Done"

CD="$p_userbase/CocoaDialog.app/Contents/MacOS/CocoaDialog"

appicon="$p_userbase/appIcon.icns"
cautionicon="$p_userbase/P_${appid}_Caution.icns"

# ========================================================
# CDokmessage
# CocoaDialog Ok/Cancel message box
# $1 "text"
# $2 "informative text"
# $3 "--no-cancel" = don't show a cancel button
# ========================================================

function CDokmessage {
    beep
    "$CD" ok-msgbox  --icon-file "$appicon" \
    --text "$1" --informative-text "$2" "$3"
}

function CDokmessagec {
    beep
    "$CD" ok-msgbox  --icon-file "$cautionicon" \
    --text "$1" --informative-text "$2" "$3"
}

function beep {
    /usr/bin/osascript << EOT
    tell application "Finder"
    beep
    end tell
EOT
}

# ========================================================
# bsd_command_check
# Check that the required BSD command are installed
# ========================================================

function command_check_msg {
message1="One or more *BSD commands* to run Portable $appid were not found on \
this machine. You must install the BSD Subsystem package that is in the \
following folder on disk 1 of your Mac OS X installation DVD:\n/Welcome to Mac \
OS X/Optional Installs.\n\nNow quit."
button=`/usr/bin/osascript << EOT
    tell application "Finder"
    beep
    display dialog "$message1" buttons {"Quit"} \
        with icon caution default button "Quit"
    set result to button returned of result
    end tell
EOT`
if test "$button" == "Quit"; then                # Quit application
    exit 112
fi
}

function bsd_command_check {      # written by Patrick Luby    
commands="awk cp defaults diskutil echo grep ln mkfifo mkdir mv plutil ps rm sed sleep touch"
for i in $commands ; do
    if [ ! -x "/usr/bin/$i" -a ! -x "/bin/$i" -a ! -x "/usr/sbin/$i" -a ! -x "/sbin/$i" ] ; then
        # Return 96 + 16 if a command is not found
        command_check_msg;
        exit 112;
    fi
done
}

# ========================================================
# osx_version_check
# Check that the user is running Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
# ========================================================

function version_check_msg {
message1="You are running OS X version $version.\n\
Portable $appid can only be opened on Mac OS X 10.4 or higher."
button=`/usr/bin/osascript << EOT
    tell application "Finder"
    beep
    display dialog "$message1" buttons {"Quit"} \
        with icon caution default button "Quit"
    set result to button returned of result
    end tell
EOT`
if test "$button" == "Quit"; then                # Quit application
    exit 113
fi

}

function osx_version_check {     # written by Patrick Luby    
if [ -x "/usr/bin/sw_vers" ] ; then
    # Return 96 + 17 if it is a bad version
    version=`/usr/bin/sw_vers | grep '^ProductVersion:' | awk '{ print $2 }'`
    case "$version" in
        10.[0123]) version_check_msg ; exit 113;;
        10.[0123].*) version_check_msg ; exit 113;;
    esac
fi
}

# ========================================================
# quitapp
# Check if local app is open and quit
# ========================================================

function quitapp {
    if ps cx | grep '[0-9] '"$appbin"'$' > /dev/null; then
        rv=` CDokmessage "$appid is already running on this system" \
        "Only one copy can be run at a time. \
Quit runnig $appid and reopen Portable $appid." "--no-cancel" `
        if [ "$rv" == "1" ] ; then                # Quit application
            exit 0
        fi
    fi
}

# ========================================================
# check_p_asf
# Check and create Portable Application Support folders
# ========================================================

function check_p_asf {
    # "Read Only" string in till OsX 10.5
    readonly5=`diskutil info "$p_userbase" | grep "Read Only" | awk '{ print $3 }'`
    # "Read-Only Volume:" srting on OsX 10.6
    readonly6=`diskutil info "$p_userbase" | grep "Read-Only Volume" | awk '{ print $3 }'`
    if [ "$readonly5" = Yes ] || [ "$readonly6" = Yes ]; then
        CDokmessagec "Portable $appid is on a locked volume" "Portable $appid can't \
be opened on a locked volume. Now quit." "--no-cancel" > /dev/null
        exit 0
    else
        if [ ! -d "$p_userpref" ] ; then
            mkdir -p "$p_userpref"
        fi
    fi
}

# ========================================================
# copy_local_pref
# Copy local preferences to Portable Application
# ========================================================

function select_profile {
    rvpf=` "$CD" fileselect --title "Select local $appid Profile folder" \
    --text "Look for a folder named \"********.default\" or similar." \
    --select-only-directories --with-directory "$userpref" `
    if [ -f "$rvpf/prefs.js" ] ; then
        profilepath="$rvpf"; export profilepath
    else
        rv=` CDokmessagec "$appid Profile folder not selected" "Sorry you have not choose \
$appid Profile folder. You have selected: \"$rvpf\". Try again?" `
        if [ "$rv" == "1" ] ; then
            select_profile
        elif [ "$rv" == "2" ] ; then
            rv=` CDokmessage "Portable $appid now quit" \
            "You have not choose $appid Profile folder, now Portable $appid quit." \
            "--no-cancel" `
            if [ "$rv" == "1" ] ; then                # Quit application
                exit 0
            fi
        fi
    fi
}

function runcopypref {    # written by Kevin Hendricks 
    rm -f /tmp/hpipe
    mkfifo /tmp/hpipe
    "$CD" progressbar --indeterminate --title "Copying $appid Profile" \
    --text "Copying \"$rvpf\". Please wait..." < /tmp/hpipe &
    exec 3<> /tmp/hpipe
    echo -n . >&3
    # do all of your work here
    cp -R "$rvpf/" "$p_userpref"
    exec 3>&-
    wait
    rm -f /tmp/hpipe
}

function check_asf {
    if [ -d "$p_userpref" ] ; then
        # delete p_userpref if it still exist
        rm -Rf "$p_userpref"
    else
        mkdir -p "$p_userpref"
    fi
}

# copy Preferences Folder
function copy_pf {
    userprefsize=`du -hc "$userpref" | cut -f1 | tail -1`
    freesize=`df -H "$p_userbase" | tail -1 | awk '{print $4}'`
    buserprefsize=`du -c "$userpref" | cut -f1 | tail -1`
    bfreesize=`df "$p_userbase" | tail -1 | awk '{print $4}'`
    if [ $buserprefsize -lt $bfreesize ] ; then
        rv=` CDokmessage "Copy $appid Profile" \
        "Your $appid Profile folder \"$rvpf\" is $userprefsize. \
You have $freesize available. Copy to Portable $appid?" `
        if [ "$rv" == "1" ] ; then
            if check_asf ; runcopypref ; then
                touch -f "$copy_pref"
                "$CD" bubble --title "$appid Profile copied" --text "Local \
$appid Profile copied to Portable $appid with success." \
--icon-file "$appicon"
            else
                "$CD" bubble --title "$appid Profile copy error" \
--text "An error occurred copying $appid Profile to Portable $appid." \
--icon-file "$cautionicon" --no-timeout
            fi
        fi
        else
        CDokmessagec "No space to copy $appid Profile" \
        "Your $appid Profile folder is $userprefsize. \
You have $freesize available. There is no enough space. Portable $appid will \
open without copy existing $appid Profile." "--no-cancel" > /dev/null
    fi
}

function copy_local_pref {
    if [ ! -f "$copy_pref" ] && [ -d "$userpref" ] ; then
    beep
    text="Copy local Profile"
    informativetext="Copy the existing $appid Profile \
on this system to Portable $appid?"
    rv=`"$CD" msgbox --no-newline --icon-file "$appicon" \
    --text "$text" --informative-text "$informativetext" \
    --button1 "Copy" --button2 "Don't Copy" --button3 "Never"`
        if [ "$rv" == "1" ] ; then
            select_profile
            copy_pf
        elif [ "$rv" == "3" ] ; then
            touch -f "$copy_pref" 
        fi
    fi
}

# ========================================================
# bu/recover cache
# BackUp existing cache
# ========================================================

function bu_cache {
    if [ -d "$usercache" ] ; then
        mv "$usercache" "$usercache.pabu"
    fi
}

function recover_cache {
    if  [ -d "$usercache.pabu" ] ; then
        mv "$usercache.pabu" "$usercache"
    fi
}

function remove_p_cache {
    if  [ -d "$usercache" ] ; then
        rm -rf "$usercache"
    fi
}

# ========================================================
# run
# Open Portable Application
# ========================================================

function run_app {
    "$p_userbase/$appid.app/Contents/MacOS/$appbin" -profile "$p_userpref"
}

# ========================================================
# open_p_app
# Run Portable Application script
# ========================================================

function set_p_app {
    bu_cache            # Backup exixting Cache folder
}

function close_p_app {
    remove_p_cache        # Remove portable cache
    recover_cache        # Restore existing cache
}

function open_p_app {
    if set_p_app ; then
        "$CD" bubble --title "Portable $appid setup ok" --text "Portable \
$appid open with success." --icon-file "$appicon" &
    else
        CDokmessagec "Portable $appid setup error" \
"An error occour while opening portable preferences. Now quit." "--no-cancel" > /dev/null
    close_p_app
    exit 0
    fi
    run_app                 # Run application from external drive
    if close_p_app ; then
    "$CD" bubble --title "Portable $appid quit" --text "Portable \
$appid quit with success." --icon-file "$appicon" &
    else
    CDokmessagec "Portable $appid quit error" \
"Portable $appid can't restore local cache." "--no-cancel" > /dev/null
    fi
}

bsd_command_check
osx_version_check
check_p_asf
quitapp
copy_local_pref
open_p_app
exit 0

Shell Script release 3.1

PortableThunderbirdScript_r3.1.txt.zip


Shell Script release 3.0


AppleScript (till release 2.0)

tell application "Finder" to set perc to the container of (path to me) as alias
set perc to quoted form of POSIX path of perc
do shell script "" & perc & "app/Thunderbird.app/Contents/MacOS/thunderbird-bin -profile " & perc & "app/profile"

If you are one of the few that have not Finder open and don't wont to start it opening Portable Applications, use this code:

tell application "System Events" to set perc to the path of  container of (path to me)

Shell Script (till release 1.3.1)

From Running from a USB drive (Thunderbird), this is the script that start Thunderbird from any device:

#!/bin/sh

here="`dirname \"$0\"`"
echo "Starting Thunderbird from '$here'."
echo "Wait a while before Thunderbird start."
cd "$here/app/Thunderbird.app/Contents/MacOS/"
./thunderbird-bin -profile "$here/profile"
echo "Done!"
echo "When finish, quit Terminal.app before eject your portable device."

EOF
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