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How to fix this Automator script?

OS X Automator experts! I need help with an Automator script which will renames files to the name of the subfolder that contains them, move the renamed file to the main folder, and delete the empty subfolder. I've got it partially working but need help fixing it... [more inside]
posted by bluecore on Apr 9, 2016 - 5 answers

Why won't "Open File" Calendar alerts stick?

I use a Calendar alert to run an Automator workflow each night at midnight. For months it worked fine, then suddenly on Wednesday I noticed the workflow not only wasn't running but the event was no longer on my Calendar even though I made no changes. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Mar 5, 2016 - 8 answers

Automator to download files from web that have changed since last week?

I wish to automate downloading an mp3 from a specific web directory (I have permission, and it is not password protected) each week, but only the single mp3 file that has changed since the previous week. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on May 22, 2015 - 10 answers

Bypass OS X "security" for my own Automator applications?

After upgrading to 10.10.3 I have a repeat of a problem I had months ago, and still no satisfactory solution. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on May 6, 2015 - 10 answers

Assigning keyboard shortcuts to Mac OS services

I want to be able to trigger an Applescript with a keyboard shortcut. I'm confused. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Apr 21, 2015 - 4 answers

Stop OS X From Prompting about opening applications for the first time!

Timely Help Needed Updated to Yosemite and now all my calendar workflows require me to click OK to allow them to be run for the first time. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Oct 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Is there a way to upload to Box.net through automator?

I would like to upload a file to Box.net through either automator or applescript and have that function (action) return the shared URL for use later in the script. Is there an easy way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Brent Parker on Oct 17, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me automate a workflow

Automator/macro/scripting help: Is there a way to automate a series of keystrokes, initiated by a command that I create? Running Mac OS 10.7.3. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Apr 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Automator? I hardly know 'er!

Help me write a shell script for use in Automator that will actually do what I need it to. [more inside]
posted by divisjm on Sep 25, 2011 - 8 answers

trying to automatically click items on a webpage. but how?

trying to automatically click items on a webpage. but how? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 23, 2011 - 8 answers

No way to control it, it's totally automatic

I'm an Automator noob and I have an Automator/iTunes question. [more inside]
posted by pdb on May 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Please encrypt my PDFs

I need help automatically encrypting PDFs in OSX [more inside]
posted by jcrbuzz on May 17, 2011 - 2 answers

iTunes Song Options Without Opening iTunes

I'm looking for an Apple script or (preferably) Automator or Quicksilver action that will allow me to set a song to "Skip When Shuffling" while I'm listening to it on iTunes, so I can mark songs I don't want to hear when they come up without switching windows.
posted by moviehawk on Feb 21, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I use awk inside my Automator workflow?

The Mac OS X Automator tool lets me run a perl script as well shell scripts, but I'd like to use awk instead. How can I fit this into my workflow? Perl appears in the popup menu of possible shells for the script, but awk does not. [more inside]
posted by maniabug on Jan 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Using Automator to convert videos for iPhone and add to iTunes

I'm trying to make an Automator folder action that - when a video is downloaded to said folder - will convert a video with HandbrakeCLI and add said converted video to iTunes, and I'm having some trouble. To say the least! [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Oct 8, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I use Automator to automatically open some programs, load certain files, and minimize/maximize some windows?

How can I use Automator to automatically open some programs, load certain files, and minimize/maximize some windows? [more inside]
posted by ben5757 on Aug 13, 2010 - 5 answers

can I have my iphone execute scripts?

can I have my iphone execute scripts? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Getting SelfControl to work for me.

SelfControl filter: I am trying to use SelfControl to block certain websites relatively permanently using Automator or something but I don't know what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by who else on Mar 8, 2010 - 11 answers

How can I make Mac apps self-minimize?

How can I automatically minimize a running application to the dock? [more inside]
posted by bwg on Feb 22, 2010 - 4 answers

So simple a child could likely code this

Using Automator and/or AppleScript to automatically move files of a specified type(s) from one folder to another? [more inside]
posted by mosk on Jan 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me with Automator Script

Does anyone know how to use Automator in OSX 10.5x? This seems like it should be easy ... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me archive a roomful of old Mac data

How do I automate dumping the contents of a couple hundred different data CDs into a directory in Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Jan 11, 2010 - 5 answers

How to bulk rename itunes files from external data source.

How can I bulk rename files in itunes according to data contained in a separate file? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Nov 12, 2009 - 6 answers

I am not an Automator-aton

How can Automator help me save a bunch of files? [more inside]
posted by Scientifik on Oct 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Need to automate a weekly task using AppleScript

I need to automate the process of printing a report to PDF with the date in the file name, saving it in an archive folder, printing it, and emailing it as an attachment. I am on a Mac and using Pages, Automator, and AppleScript. Help me find the missing pieces! [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Mar 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Can Automator Do This

I want Leopard's Automator to do something seemingly simple, but can't get it to work. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Nov 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Email client not working properly? You don't say...

I created an Automator Workflow to do a daily automatic offsite backup of my documents. The only snag is that when I get my mac's Mail program to send the email to my gmail account, most of the time the message just sits in the outbox and doesn't actually send; but sometimes it starts sending right away. What gives?
posted by GleepGlop on Nov 24, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I use either/or logic inside an OSX Automator action?

How do I use either/or logic inside an OSX Automator action? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Oct 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Can an Automator Workflow/App Find Itself?

Obscure Mac geekery filter... On OS X Leopard, how can I get a reference to the current location of an Automator workflow/app in a shell script within that workflow? [more inside]
posted by Xuff on Sep 3, 2008 - 3 answers

RSS to Audio in Automator

How can I operate on individual articles from an RSS feed in Automator? [more inside]
posted by jasmarc on Jul 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Mom, meet Mac! You'll LOVE it, it's SO simple...

Mom's FINALLY decided she'll get a computer. I'm gonna help, so it'll be a MacBook. I know there's been a lot already here on this topic, but... [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Apr 5, 2008 - 23 answers

Automator and PowerPoint

How can I use Automator to make a PowerPoint presentation run? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Mar 25, 2008 - 15 answers

How to create automator action to resize images to a certain width?

How do I create an automator action to resize images to a certain width? The "scale images" action only resizes the longest side, which is sometimes the height, not the width. [more inside]
posted by krunk on Jan 19, 2008 - 7 answers

How to create a unique osx automator action that randomly renames files?

How to create a unique osx automator action that randomly renames files? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Dec 7, 2007 - 7 answers

URL Find and Replace

I'm working on a quick Automator workflow and need some help replacing the local hostname in a series of URLs. [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Nov 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Automator workflows for Excel

Automator as an antidote to Excel tedium. Can you help me get through repetitive tasks with favorite Automator tricks in Leopard? [more inside]
posted by lackutrol on Nov 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Is it possible to export an .ics file from iCal containing just today's events from specific calendars?

Is it possible to export an .ics file from iCal containing just today's events from specific calendars? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Nov 4, 2007 - 2 answers

The lowdown on the downloads -- how to stay organized?

How to best organize and maintain my Downloads folder in OS X? Automator tips? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Sep 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Automator-filter: Help me redact!

How do I automate image redaction with Automator? [more inside]
posted by rabbitsnake on Sep 13, 2007 - 5 answers

PDF me.

How do I batch convert a bunch of word documents into PDF files, using Automator (in OS X?) [more inside]
posted by donguanella on Jan 30, 2007 - 5 answers

How to make this automator action?

Tearing my hair out over automator and applescript. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Jun 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Uses for Automator

I'm overwhelmed by Automator. What are some of the ways that you use it?
posted by charmston on Mar 30, 2006 - 11 answers

Automating Safari in OSX

In OSX 10.4.5, is there an Automator workflow or a way in iCal to have Safari open a particular website at a particular time everyday? [more inside]
posted by se7encrows on Feb 22, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I script removal of the head and tail of a file up to and after given comments?

Given BBEdit (or sed) and a file of HTML, how can I script the deletion of all text up to a given comment tag, skip over deleting the part of the file I want to keep, then resume deletion of contents after the next occurrence of a given comment tag? [more inside]
posted by mph on Jan 7, 2006 - 7 answers

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