For sure! This is a good trick, I'll see if I can add it as a build target in Sublime to make things even easier for me.
That said, it does not appear to be working either at the moment. It does appear to get further in the loading process with the requested file than normal c-lite loading from the CLI... I can see macros and ftables loading in the background of the console, but it seems to stop short of actually exporting, with the error message:
/Users/tgrey/bin/CabbageLite/Contents/CabbagePluginSynth.vst cannot be found? It should be in the Cabbage root folder
I guessed that this has to do with me using symlink in my ~/bin dir that leads to the installed app:
$ ls -al
lrwxr-xr-x 1 tgrey staff 56 Jan 20 2018 /Users/tgrey/bin/CabbageLite -> /Applications/CabbageLite.app/Contents/MacOS/CabbageLite
So I tried running it with a direct call to the installed app, and received a new message:
The plugin ID identifier in /Users/tgrey/csound/cabbage/examples/Effects/Modulation/Flanger.csd is empty, or the plugin identifier string contains a typo. Certain hosts may not recognise your plugin. Please use a unique ID for each plugin.
It does create a .vst file in the directory, but it's timestamped 12.27.2017 and is only 96B in size. I didn't try loading it into reaper, but I wouldn't have very high hopes that it would work.
Sorry it took so long, hopefully that's helpful!