What Can I Do With my Mac Over SSH?

Things to do after Remote control your Mac with your iPhone and SSH Key Shortcuts is set up.

  • open a livestream in VLC via command line
    open -a VLC.app "http://stream.relay.fm:8000/stream"
    open -a "Quicktime Player" may also work (only if stream is currently live)
    useful livestream URLs

  • mute macOS volume via command line
    osascript -e 'set volume output muted true'
    osascript -e 'set volume output muted false'
  • start an iTunes playlist with shuffle on
    osascript -e 'tell application "iTunes" to shuffle enabled' -e 'tell application "iTunes" to play playlist named "best"'
    osascript -e 'tell application "iTunes" to stop'

    Future ideas

  • start/stop Quicktime screen recordings on macOS via iOS shortcuts. Running into saving problems. Also complex enough that AppleScript files will be downloaded to Mac.
  • clipboard via SSH. Sometimes Handoff clipboard fails me, would be nice to have a backup. Should be able to go either way
  • If there is interest, I might try to package these up more as a sharable shortcut

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