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Applescript needed for up/downloading (2 posts)
- Started 2 years ago by Philip
- Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
I need the following as either one or two separate Applescripts (or some other form of automation) which reliably (and as speedily as possible) do the following:
-- continuously check a folder called "fetchdown" on my server [see below for details of server], and when any file "appears" in it (ie finishes being copied into it) downloads the file to a folder on the desktop of my Mac called "downf" and when the download is successfully completed, moves the file from "fetchdown" to a folder called "fetchsent" alongside it;
-- continuously check a folder called "upf" on the desktop of my Mac, and when any **FOLDER** or file "appears" in it (ie finishes being copied into it) uploads the file OR FOLDER to a folder on the server called "fetchup" and when successfully uploaded moves the file from "upf" to a folder called "sentf" on my Mac's desktop;
I am using Fetch 5.6 and MacOS X 10.4.11 (Intel iMac, not wishing to upgrade at present for various reasons!). The "server" is a "shared hosting" service on a Linux host, for which I have the username and password, and can successfully connect and perform actions manually with Fetch.
As I am not very competent at scripting, or programming in general, I am hoping and looking for a complete ready-to-go solution, even if it costs me something!!
Looking forward to hearing from you. Philip
Jim Matthews Administrator
The example scripts for Fetch, which you can download from http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/download/ , include a script called WatchServerFolder.app. It continuously checks a specified server folder, downloads any files that appear there, and then moves the files to a "downloaded" sub-folder. You might experiment with it to see if it meets your needs. I'd be happy to answer any questions about it.
As for your second request, we have a Fetch Help topic that goes through the steps of setting up a Folder Action script for uploading files dropped in a folder:
I hope this helps,
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