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#1 2014-01-09 04:14:42 pm

Gwyd
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Registered: 2008-08-28
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Create a tagging folder action

I'm trying to set up a folder action using automator that will add a tag  to anything put in that folder (in this case I know every file I add to a particular folder should be tagged with "Geometry"). The closest I seem to come is the "Label Finder Items" tool which doesn't seem to be aware that labels in Mavericks can be something other than the 7 colors, or writing an AppleScript, and I haven't a clue where to start on that one since I've yet to figure out how to get applescript to do this labeling either, especially in the context of a folder action. Any ideas?

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#2 2014-01-09 05:07:09 pm

McUsrII
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Re: Create a tagging folder action

Hello.

The AppleScript dictionary of Finder  says "NOT AVAILABLE YET" ….

I have made a command line  tool that uses file labels from the command line, but then I only used colours, as this was before Mavericks. I'll be sure to post an update here, when or if I upgrade it to use text labels.

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#3 2014-01-09 05:10:22 pm

Gwyd
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Re: Create a tagging folder action

Much as I feared...

Thanks!

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#4 2014-01-09 05:16:18 pm

Shane Stanley
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Registered: 2002-12-07
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Re: Create a tagging folder action

Gwyd wrote:

writing an AppleScript, and I haven't a clue where to start on that one since I've yet to figure out how to get applescript to do this labeling either


You could start here: macscripter.net/viewtopic.php?id=41892


Shane Stanley <sstanley@myriad-com.com.au>
www.macosxautomation.com/applescript/apps/

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