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Transcript log (4 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by WFrost
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • WFrost Member

    Hello,

    Outside of 'save as', is there a way to have Fetch automatically save the transcript log indefinitely? Our customers say that they have uploaded files on this-or-that date, and I am certain that they're mistaken—that I didn't accidently trash their files, etc. Sure would be nice to have a log of activity that I can pull up whenever I need to prove I'm not going nuts!

    Perhaps someone has developed an applescript or something?

    Thanks,
    WFrost

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    No, we're sorry, currently there is no way to save the Fetch transcript log automatically and indefinitely.

    We're not aware of an AppleScript that helps solve this problem, although probably you could create one. Off the top of my head, I can think of two possible approaches:

    * An AppleScript droplet that when you drop files on it, logs a list of the files (and the time), and then sends them to Fetch to be uploaded. (That would only give you an approximate time that the user started the upload, though, and depends on the user dragging files to the droplet instead of Fetch.)

    * Or, the contents of the transcript window are readable via AppleScript, so you could write an AppleScript that periodically reads the contents of the transcript and saves them to a separate file; such an AppleScript would always have to be running in the background, though.

    Sorry not to have a better answer for you. We are aware that a more permanent log would be useful to some of our customers, so it is on our list to consider for future versions, but we have no definite timeframe for it.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • WFrost Member

    Thanks for your help...I'll see what I can do regarding a script.

    :-)

    WFrost

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Please let us know if you have any questions regarding Fetch's AppleScript commands, we'll try to help.

    Also, Fetch provides a variety of Automator actions - I'm not sure if you'd be able to do what you want in Automator, but I wanted to mention it in case you take a look. More about Automator in Fetch can be found in these help topics:

    http://www.fetchsoftworks.com/FetchWebHelp/Contents/Tutorial/AutomatorIntroduction.html

    http://www.fetchsoftworks.com/FetchWebHelp/Contents/Concepts/AutomatorActions.html

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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