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Setting Hard Disk and User Names (2 posts)

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  • Started 19 years ago by tll
  • Latest reply 19 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • tll Member

    I recorded a fetch script in OS X. Part of one statement was
    'item alias "MacHD:Users:myname:Desktop:filename"'.

    I would like to modify the script so that 'MacHD' and 'myname' are variable so that the script can run on other machines.

    What I need to know is how to complete these 2 script statements:

    set macHD to ???
    set myname to ???

    Are there system values that will retrieve the name of the startup disk and the name of the current user?

    If I have them then I can use the following statement:

    set putto to macHD & ":Users:" & myname & ":Desktop:filename"

    and modify my recorded script to

    'item alias putto'

    so that it will run on any OS X machine.

    TIA for any help!


    Posted 19 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    This should help:

    set desktopPath to (path to desktop as string)

    That will set desktopPath to the path to the current users' Desktop folder.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 19 years ago #

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