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Creating an alert (4 posts)
- Started 2 years ago by kmitch
- Latest reply 2 years ago from Scott McGuire
Is there a way to create an alert when new material gets gets uploaded into my ftp site?
Scott McGuire Administrator
No, sorry, there isn't a way for Fetch to notify you when new files are uploaded by someone else to your ftp site.
We do have a script that will automatically download new files to your Mac when you appear, but you must leave the script and Fetch running all the time to do that. (If Fetch and the script aren't running, they can't know there are new files there.) Let us know if you'd like information about that script.
Thank you for the prompt reply. Yes, I'd be very interested in the script you mentioned. Since I'm not a techo-guy, instructions on how to make it run would be very helpful and appreciated.
Love your software.
Scott McGuire Administrator
Okay, here's information about how to get, configure, and use the script.
To begin, you need to download the Fetch 5.6 Example Scripts:
You should unzip it, and then move the script application titled "WatchServerFolder" to a convenient location. You can ignore the rest of the scripts.
Then open the WatchServerFolder script to configure or run it.
When you first open the WatchServerFolder script, it will ask you to choose the folder on the Mac you want to download files to, and then ask you for the URL (address) of the server folder you want to watch.
The script will automatically pick up the URL (address) of the frontmost Fetch window, if one is open. If one isn't, or that isn't the folder you want to watch, you can open the correct folder in Fetch, and then use the "Copy Fetch Address" button in the script window to copy the URL of it. (This is explained in the script window as well.)
Then click OK, confirm your settings, and click the "Start Watching" button. Every 10 minutes, the script will download new files in the watched folder to the folder on your Macintosh, and then move those files to a subfolder titled "downloaded".
You need to leave the WatchServerFolder script and Fetch running all the time for it to do its work. If there are times you don't need or want to watch the folder for new files, you can quit the script and Fetch, and then re-open them later; it's just that the folder won't be watched when the script isn't running.
You do not need to leave Fetch connected to the server or leave a Fetch window open to the correct folder; the script will re-open things as necessary. (You only need the correct folder open in Fetch to begin with, for configuration purposes.)
If you want to change the script's configuration, quit the WatchServerFolder script and then run it again, and click the "Change Settings" button. If you do not want to make changes, click the "Start Watching" button.
Please let us know if you have any questions or run into problems.
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