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  • Started 20 years ago by freyj
  • Latest reply 20 years ago from freyj
  • freyj Member

    Hi Jim,

    I'm trying to use AppleScript to delete files older than a week old. So far I can grab a list of the filenames or a list of the modification dates. I just can't get a list of the names of the items I want to delete.

    How do I get "set file_list to get name of every remote file whose whose modification date is less than (the current date) - (7 * days)" to work? What am I missing?




    Jim Frey
    IT Integration Engineer
    RR Donnelley & Sons
    Lancaster Financial

    Posted 20 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Unfortunately Fetch does not support AppleScript "whose" clauses. So you would have to do check the dates of the files one by one, using code like this:

    set fnames to name of every remote item
    set newfnames to {}
    repeat with aname in fnames
    set aname to aname as string
    if (modification date of remote item aname > date "Saturday, June 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM") and ¬
    (item type of remote item aname is isFile) then
    set newfnames to newfnames & aname
    end if
    end repeat


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 20 years ago #

  • freyj Member

    That's just what I needed!

    Thanks Jim.


    Posted 20 years ago #

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