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chomper123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I regularly email .pdf atttachments to my head office. These are hand-written sales orders which are scanned in. The scanner software gives each file a sequential filename (eg. OrderNo_110612).


I have set up a Folder Action in Automator to create a new email and send the file as an attachment when it is added to the folder.


Get Selected Finder Items

New Mail Message

Send Outgoing Messages


I would really like to add the filename to the subject of the email. Is there a script I can run within the 'Run Shell Script' action that will extract the filename and can then be used as a variable in the subject field? This would allow both myself and head office to easily find the email at a later date should the need arise.


Any help would be gratefully received. I am not a programmer, although I understand the principle of variables etc..


I am using OS X Lion 10.7.2


Any help would be really gratefully received.


Many thanks

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
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