[SVN] Passing variables to osascript, or other workaround?

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at uchicago.edu
Wed May 11 20:58:53 UTC 2005

For the LaTeX bundle, I am trying all morning to write a script that 
would go create a list of all the "\label" entries in the current 
document, have the user choose one of them, and then insert it, a very 
useful command for me. I've been trying to follow the script for 
My problem basically is: how can I pass a list of strings to osascript, 
so that it can perceive them as a list, and so that "choose from list" 
would work as expected. I am clearly misundestanding something. The 
script I was trying is:

list=`grep '\\label{.*}' $TM_FILEPATH | sed 
's/.*\\label{\([^}]*\)}\(.*\)$/\\\"\1 : \2\\\",/g'`
res=`osascript <<EOF
	tell application "System Events"
		choose from list $candidates
	end tell
res=`awk <<<$res '{ printf("%s", $1) }'`
echo -n $res

My main problem is that $candidates does not seem to create a list, and 
the applescript complains. I've tried all the escaping I could think 
of, but I could not make it work. My escaping powers are not great 
though, so I was hoping some kind soul might have some idea how to fix 

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