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  • Started 10 years ago by Jward
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Jward
  • Jward Member

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a way to recieve automatic notification when there is a new post to our FTP site.

    Any Help!

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You could write an AppleScript to periodically check for new files. Let me know if you need help doing that.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jward Member

    Hi Jim,

    I've never writen an applescript before, so your help would be greatly appreciated!

    Jeff

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Sorry for the late response. Here's a script that (if you save it as an application and run it) checks a server folder once a minute, and puts up a dialog if it sees anything in the folder. You could also have it beep or say something.

    on idle
    tell application "Fetch 4.0.3"
    open url "ftp://userid:@hostname/path/"
    set itemCount to count of every remote item of transfer window 1
    if itemCount > 0 then
    display dialog "Item on server"
    end if
    end tell
    return 60 -- check again in 1 minute
    end idle

    You need to change the URL in the script. The easiest way to compose a URL is to connect to the folder in question with Fetch and choose Copy from the Edit menu.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jward Member

    Thanks Jim,
    This has been very helpful

    Posted 9 years ago #

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