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Applescripted Mirror hangs machine (3 posts)

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  • Started 21 years ago by adelman
  • Latest reply 21 years ago from adelman
  • adelman Member

    I am trying to use an Applescript to mirror a remote directory to a local directory, eg:

    tell application "Fetch 4.0.1"
    mirror remote directory "ftp://backup:XXXXXX@Hostname.Adelman.COM/" to alias "Macintosh HD Big:Unix Backups:" with delete strays
    quit Application "Fetch 4.0.1"
    end tell

    The remote machine is running FreeBSD 4.3 and the login directory for the user "backup" contains just three short text files during this test. The first time I run it it usually works. Subsequent runs perform the synchronization, but than hang my MacOS 9.2.2 G4 system, apparently when it tries to "QUIT".


    Posted 21 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Do you have virtual memory turned off? I've been working on a bug that causes Fetch to hang at quit when it has received any Apple Events. The problem seems to be specific to Mac OS 9.x, with virtual memory off.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 21 years ago #

  • adelman Member

    Turning on virtual memory fixed the problem, so I think you're right that it is the same bug. Because of various other software, I need to leave it off (but I do have 640MB RAM), so if you develop a fix for this I'd appreciate knowing.


    Posted 21 years ago #

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