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Create a hot folder on my Mac desktopso I can automatically upload to my ftp site (2 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by Perroni
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Perroni Member

    I'm looking for a ftp solution for an event I'm photographing this weekend. I have an applescript work flow to rename and create images that I need to upload to my ftp site. I would like to be able to do this automatically as we are expecting a large number of portraits taken. It' would be easiest for me to create some sort of a hot folder on the desktop that I can land an image into. Then the image would need to upload to a specific folder on the ftp site. I would hope the photo would then be removed from that folder. Any suggestions , scripts, voodoo, really anything would be a great help.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I would try to make an Automator Folder Action. Here are the steps:

    1) Open Automator and click "New Document" (or choose New from the File menu)
    2) Select the "Folder Action" document type
    3) Where it says "Folder Action receives files and folders added to:" choose the "hot folder"
    4) Drag the "Set Value of Variable" action to the workflow, and make a new variable called "files"
    5) Next drag the Fetch "Upload Files" action from the library to the workflow, and configure it to upload to the folder of your choice
    6) Then drag the "Get Value of Variable" action to the workflow, and confirm that it's getting the value of the "files" variable
    7) Drag the "Move Finder Items" action to the workflow, and configure it to move the uploaded files to where you want them to end up
    8) Save the workflow, and test it by dropping a file into the hot folder

    Let me know how it goes!

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #


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