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Can Fetch be automated? (2 posts)

  • Started 18 years ago by dj
  • Latest reply 18 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • dj Member


    I upload about a hundred files a week to my ftp site and am looking for ann automated Ftp program. I've used Fetch in the past - but not at this time..

    Running Mac os 9.x

    Thanks for any help!


    Posted 18 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    If your files are always in the same folders on your Macintosh and going to the same folders on your server, the Fetch Mirror command may do what you need.

    With the Mirror command, you can specify a local folder and a remote folder, and then just click a button to upload all new or changed files from your Mac to the server. The Mirror settings can be saved as a document so that you don't have to set them up each time.

    While it's written for Fetch 5, the Mirroring a local folder to a remote folder help topic in Fetch Help (or click on the link) will give you an outline of what to do. Most of it applies to Fetch 4.0.3, which runs on Mac OS 9, and if you have any questions, you can let us know.

    Fetch also has excellent AppleScript support, and if the Mirror command does not meet your needs, you may be able to write an AppleScript that does - or record a script, since Fetch is AppleScript recordable.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 18 years ago #


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