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#1 2019-07-13 12:55:45 pm

ThirtyWest
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OSX background script to check a URL until it produces a PDF file?

I have a document that is uploaded at work each month.  It's just a pdf. 

I have the path to that file, but I'm tired of checking and checking until it's available for download.

Can someone guide me to a solution that:

1. starts checking the URL on a specific date; and
2. keeps testing it until it produces a pdf; and
3. download the pdf (yeah, goes without saying).

As a bonus, the URL includes the current month's name (xxx) in the path.    I'd like to grab the current month from my system's date/time and adjust the URL accordingly as well as send a text to me when it's all complete. 

I could probably create 12 paths for the year and have it run the proper path based on the system date/time.  Or, concatenate a text file to change the date. 

Either way, steps 1-3 are more important. 

Any guidance would help. 

I'm new to scripting and have only made some basic tasks using AppleScript inside automator.

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