Simple code needed and I can't figure it out

  • Posted: 11 September 2007 03:26 PM

    I’ve got an applescript that runs as a Folder Action.  It needs to test the files with an “If statement” so that it only runs on certain files.

    on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving added_items
    's the problem: ---> if added_items are (*.pdf files) then
    tell application "Terminal"
                do script "bla bla bla; exit"
            end tell
        end if
    end adding folder items to 

    I just don’t know the proper syntax to tell the script to only run if the file is a .pdf file.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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    Posted: 11 September 2007 07:07 PM #1

    I suggest the script should start like this:

    on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving added_items 

    repeat with added_file in added_items
            set fileName to name of added_file
    if fileName ends with ".pdf" then 

    And continue on from there.  I think that should work based on some things I found around the internet, but I generally don’t use AppleScript and haven’t tested it.  I am, however, a software engineer professionally, so I’m making an educated guess.

    Good luck.  smile


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  • Posted: 13 September 2007 07:02 PM #2

    That doesn’t work

    Thank you but, I tried that and all sorts of variations and can’t get any of them to work.

    Anyone have any other suggestions?