4581 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2010 4:34 PM by BDAqua
I've been playing around with this, and it appears that the "Find Finder Items" action isn't very reliable. I was able to pull the correct files using "Run Shell Script" with the command:
find /Users/username/Documents/folder/* -name "*.mov" -type f -mtime +3
Move with another shell command, or pass the arguments from this to the "Move Finder Items" action. A third-party app that gets around the quirkiness of the Finder actions and Folder actions is called Hazel.
What finally worked for me was a Folder Action with the following items:
1) "Get Specified Servers" action with connection to my time capsule: "smb://user:email@example.com:445/Volumes/volume-name/folder"
2) "Run Shell Script" action with command posted in this thread
3) "Move Finder Items" with time capsule director. You can also do this move with another shell command.
If the folder action is not triggering when new files are added, then reboot. My folder action was very flakey until rebooting. The shell command work well, but Apple needs to invest a bit more in their Action Library.