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v5.2.1 - at get, i need to save the file but with a different filename (2 posts)
- Started 9 years ago by iPerl
- Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
i think in earlier versions of fetch (4.04?) i was able to 'download as' or something of the sorts... allowing me to download file.txt as file-xyz.txt... this was very convenient for me in the past.
it hadnt been an issue until i needed to download an .htaccess file... using fetch i 'get' the file and can only save it to my computer as '.htaccess', but when i go to open the file with a text editor the fetched file wont show in the 'open a file' dialog, (because of the . prepended) and my operating system won't show it in the folder where i downloaded it to, so i cant change the filename to something more temporarily usable like htaccess.txt...
as a workaround i 'look' at the .htaccess file with fetch, and cut and paste the code into an open text editor document. this gets to be tiresome. uploading htaccess.txt is easy because i can 'upload-as' with fetch... changing the name at 'put'-time to .htaccess. i just really wish i had the all-around convenience of being able to change the filename at 'get'-time too, like in earlier versions... how can i do this?
Scott McGuire Administrator
No, we're sorry, Fetch 5 does not have that capability. It is something we'd like to bring back in a future version of Fetch; .htaccess files, as you point out, are a bit problematical when downloaded.
Have you considered using Fetch's Edit command?
The Edit command opens the file in a text editor and automatically saves the changes you make back to the server, so you never have to specify a download name for the file (or a new upload name). For more information about, please see the Edit topic in Fetch Help (or click the link here).
The Edit command only works with certain text editors, though, so it may not work with your preferred editor (the list of supported editors is in the help topic; several free editors are supported).
If the Edit command isn't what you want, it would be possible to set up an AppleScript that you could then choose from the Scripts menu, that would do a "Save As" of the selected text file in Fetch. Let us know if you would like help setting that up.
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