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  • Started 8 years ago by bmalone
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • bmalone Member

    According to Fetch Help:

    .... If you are using System 7.5 or later, you can also drag the shortcut to a Finder window or the desktop in order to initiate the download. Similarly, uploads can be initiated by dragging files and/or folders to a shortcut for the destination; Fetch will automatically open a connection and perform the operation.

    I'm trying to place a shortcut for an FTP server on the desktop so the users can drag a folder of files for upload. I can place the shortcut after saving it as a Folder, but it does not perform an action when I drag a file over it.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    That's correct -- Fetch shortcut files can be used to open connections or initiate downloads, but you can't use drop files on them to initiate an upload.

    I would recommend trying the DropUpload script included in the Fetch Example Scripts folder. Once you configure that script with a target folder on a server you can drop items on it to have them uploaded.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • bmalone Member

    Thanks! I just got OS 9 loaded so that I can run Classic. Your suggestion requires Classic right?

    Barry

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    No, Classic should not be necessary. If you open the DropUpload script with Script Editor and then save it as an Application, it will run native on OS X.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • bmalone Member

    Jim,

    Very helpful....thanks. I now have it working. I read another thread today from last year that indicated the script could be automated to have Fetch get a file/folder from a local directory using the duplicate alias command. I get that, but how do I tell it to do it at a certain time/date?

    thanks,
    Barry

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    To schedule a script I recommend iDo Script Scheduler, which is availalbe from http://www.powerkey.com .

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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