0 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2012 6:07 AM by jan-david
jan-david Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,


I am trying to get an applescript running from the final cut server. I wrote a script to replace all underscores and spaces in the filenames of a specific folder.

I've tested it local and it works like a charm. But when I attached the script to the folder via the final cut server host it wasn't working anymore.

Then I tried to link the script via the administrator panel in the Final Cut Server software. Response > Run an external script or command.


I'm not really that much of a scripter so now I'm having trouble finding the right command parameters. What should be defined in that line?

This is the script:


on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving these_items

          repeat with theFile in these_items

                    tell application "Finder"

                              set theFileName to name of theFile

                    end tell


                    set theFileName to my replace_chars(theFileName, "_", "-")

                    set theFileName to my replace_chars(theFileName, " ", "-")


                    tell application "Finder"

                              set name of theFile to theFileName

                    end tell


  display dialog theFileName


          end repeat

end adding folder items to



on replace_chars(this_text, search_string, replacement_string)

          set AppleScript's text item delimiters to the search_string

          set the item_list to every text item of this_text

          set AppleScript's text item delimiters to the replacement_string

          set this_text to the item_list as string

          set AppleScript's text item delimiters to ""

          return this_text

end replace_chars


I would like to run this script to a folder on our SAN storage with the following path:

NCRV_XSan > FCS > Production > Afkijk_Gijs


What I would like to know now is how I specify the parameters for navigating to the above location.

All input is appreciated since I'm kind of a noob with scripting..


thanks in advance,


best regards,