OS X :: Folder Action Scripts In Leopard?

Nov 6, 2009

I cannot get Folder Actions Script working on Leopard 10.5.8.

I have put a simple script in ~/Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts/ and attached it to a folder on the Desktop, but no way to make it act.

I suspect it may be a permission issue, but I do not know how to repair it. I tried repairing permissions with Disk Utility and with Onyx, but no success.

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OS X :: Copying New Files To Another Folder With Folder Action?

Nov 19, 2009

Is there a way to create a folder-action that accomplishes what I'm about to describe?

I have iTunes-library (like most of us do). What I would like to accomplish is to copy my library to a server on my network. Of course I can do the initial copying manually, but what I would like to do is that whenever I add content to my library, a folder action kicks in, and copies that new content to the server.

Now, I created a folder action with Automator, and it kinda works. What it does is that it looks at certain folder, gets folder-contents (subfolders included, since iTunes-library resides in subfolders), and copies them to another folder. It works, but what happens is that it copies the subfolders and their contents AND the individual files separately. I mean that if I copy a folder called XXXX which contains subfolders called ZZZZ and YYYY, which in turn contain files ABCD and 1234, it doesn't copy the folder XXXX, but it does copy the subfolders ZZZZ and YYYY and their contents. All well? Well, no, since it also copies the individual files (ABCD and 1234) to the root of the destination-folder. What I would like to copy the folders in similar way they are in the original folder.

Also, what happens when I reboot my computer? When I log back in, would the folder copy the entire folder-structure all over again? I mean, I log in, the folder-actions runs, and copies the contents of the folder. What I would like it to do is to only copy files over when new files/folders are added.

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OS X Technologies :: Folder Action Does Not Run On SECOND File Only

Mar 7, 2012

Does any one know of a bug or a log for folder scripts that do not run? I am trying to get a basic folder script (to replace %20 in the file name) of the Downloads folder.

When downloading multiple files (two or more) it runs only on the first file, successfully without error, and then never runs on the second file. If I move both of the files out of the Downloads folder and move it back it, the one file that does not get the folder action now does and everything is peachy.So it is not that the folder action is not scripted properly. It is just that the folder does not catch the second file download - guess maybe too fast? Has any one seen this or have this bug?

Info:15" Unibody MacBook Pro , Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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OS X Technologies :: Combine PDF Pages Folder Action?

Mar 30, 2012

I am running OS 10.6.8, using Automator to create a Folder Action. The input is a single folder containing 2 or more PDF files. I drop this folder onto the folder with the action attached. All of the PDFs are combined and the resulting PDF is copied to a new location. 

It works very well with one problem. The name of the combined PDF is an automatically generated system name. I would like this PDF file name to change to the name of the original folder that contained the original PDFs. 

To summarize: "Folder A" has the action attached. "Folder B" contains 2 or more PDFs. I drop Folder B onto Folder A. Automator creates a new combined PDF. I would like this to be named "Folder B.pdf" 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Aug 7, 2012

I want to create a Folder Action to run the following shell script on all files with extension .vcs: 

sed '1d' >reminder.ics 

The job of the Folder Action is to take any Calendar item files downloaded from TVGuide.co.uk, remove the first line and then save them as .ics files.  The reason for this is that the files are automatically generated with a carriage return on the first line, which BusyCal (being strict about these things) doesn't like.  It then rejects the whole file. 

I have tried doing this with Automator but the result didn't work. 

If it's possible to have the Folder Action retain the original file name (ie. everything pre-extension) that'd be a bonus. 

Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Action Failed - Folder Does Not Exist

Aug 29, 2014

I use Apple Mail, of course that's IMAP. 

I removed MailPilot that I was trying and somewhere the Folder MailPilot still exists.  I tried to trash it, remove it, rename it and nothing can be done with it...it says that folder does not exist. 

Is there any way to clean that out of my IMAP directory.  It doesn't show up on iClould or Mail but does show up on Postbox.  Yet the error is clear that my IMAP account still thinks it is there. 

Using Mavericks.  The Apple Mail program does NOT show this directory but is still must exist somewhere. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jun 11, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jul 2, 2012

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Sep 1, 2010

I tried to pass a text (containing a URL) to "Display Web Pages" action. It gets the text but adds %0D at the end of the text, so of course the "Not Found" error comes up in Safari. For example: [URL] Then after passing it to the "Display Web Pages" action, it becomes [URL] Is there a workaround for this?

Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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Apr 11, 2012

I had a simple folder action created in Automator that scaled images to 800 pixels whenever i added files to a specific folder. It does not work anymore. I have tried recreating the action in a new folder and all i get is a warning:  "The action “Scale Images” was not supplied with the required data."

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Copy The Folder Structure Without The Folder Contents

Apr 28, 2012

I would like to create an archive of important application installers and I will sync the contents between two systems MacPro and Macbook Pro. 

I need to pull the names of the application/developers from somewhere so I figured I would use the Application Support directory. 

So I need a way to copy this directories folder structure without any of the file contents.  Is there an easy way to do this.  I found a post with an Automator script but the link is dead [URL]

I also found this post that refers to doing it in terminal but since it is the app support directory I am wary to do this as I am not familiar with terminal at all and I am not clear on what exactly to write in the old_dir / new_dir section.  I figure it would be something like this /Library/Application Support but I dont want to make a mistake. 

Here is the Terminal command:

cd old_dir
find . -type d -depth -print | cpio -pd new_dir  


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Feb 28, 2009

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Feb 1, 2012

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Feb 8, 2012

I had been using automator quite successfully until recently now I'm unable to get automator to step through even the most basic setup. It refuses to step through to the second action and perpetually runs without producing any results as the image below shows.for any of my automator setups I get results for the first step and then an indefinate hang on the second leaving the step icon greyed out. I have tried this with numerous other actions like calendars etc but to no avail. Below are the very basic automator steps I'm using in this example. 

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Mar 22, 2012

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Mar 24, 2012

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May 13, 2009

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I've tried changing system colors to no avail. Is there some way to complain about this other than a bug report? this is of course not a bug, as the program is functioning the way it was designed.   It's just a very poor design. 

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Apr 5, 2012

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Dec 1, 2014

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Mar 15, 2012

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I can save an email as a draft, so as a test I did that, and then when I do a search using spotlight, it doesn't tell me where it is. 

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