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Inside Macintosh: AppleScript Finder Guide /
Chapter 3 - Finder Commands / Command Definitions


The Reveal command is a request to make an object visible by opening its container and selecting it. If you specify objects in several containers, only
the last specified object remains selected.

reveal referenceToObject
A reference to the object or objects to be revealed.
Class: Reference or list of references
Reference to the revealed object or a list of references.

If you save the script that follows as an application, it reveals the original item for any alias file whose icon you drag over the script application's icon.

on open x
   repeat with i in x
      tell application "Finder"
         if i exists then
            reveal i
         end if
      end tell
   end repeat
end open
Each original item revealed by this script is selected only momentarily. After the script runs and quits, the Finder selects the script's icon again. This is standard Finder behavior whenever an application (in this case, a script application) quits.

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