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Repeating an upload (6 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by richardfreeman
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from richardfreeman
  • richardfreeman Member

    Hi,

    I have just downloaded the trial and am loving Fetch! I use it a lot for web development and this means that I often have to keep re-uploading the same file. With some ftp packages, they have a transfer window that records which files you have uploaded. From there you can then re-upload a file you have just uploaded. Does Fetch have this ability? If so, how would I do this? If not, this would be something good to go on the feature list!

    Keep up the good work anyway.

    Thanks,

    Richard

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    While the Fetch application itself does not record which files you have uploaded so that you can re-upload the files, there are a couple of ways you can easily automate Fetch to upload the same file or files again.

    First, you could also create an AppleScript to always upload the same files by using Script Editor to record the Fetch upload. Run Script Editor, click Record, do your uploads in Fetch, return to Script Editor, click Stop, and save the script - now all you have to do is run that script to upload the files.

    Or, if you are running Mac OS X 10.4, you could use Automator to create a workflow that uploads files using Fetch. Once you've created it, you can just double-click the workflow to upload the files. Create and configure a workflow containing a "Get Specified Finder Items" action (from the Finder) and "Upload Fetch Items" action.

    But thank you for the suggestion, we'll consider it when we create future versions of Fetch.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • richardfreeman Member

    Thanks for your reply, I will give these a try.

    Yours,

    Richard

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Richard,

    You're welcome. If you have further questions, let us know.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Richard,

    Two things I should have mentioned earlier.

    You may find Fetch's Mirror feature useful - with it, you can automatically upload all the new or changed files in a local folder to a server folder. You can save the mirror setup as a document, and just double-click the document to upload your changes, instead of having to find the specific files to re-upload. For more information, see the Mirroring a local folder to a remote folder topic in Fetch Help (or click on the link here).

    Also, the Edit command, which lets you open a text file in a text editor and save your changes directly back to the server, might also be useful. See the Edit command help topic.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • richardfreeman Member

    That sounds great Scott, thanks very much.

    Yours, Richard

    Posted 7 years ago #

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