Automatic labeling new added files

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ngoh, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. ngoh
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    Hello, I'm trying to come up with a script that will automatically label green (or whatever color) new added files on X folder. I have the new item alert script enabled on the folder, but would like to add the feature of automatic labeling.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. hiddenpremise
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    According to Finder's dictionary in Script Editor running on a 10.5.6 system, the featuring controlling label's is not available.
     
  3. kainjow
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    If you have Xcode you can download the osxutils package, and compile the setlabel tool which lets you set the label on a file. Combine that with AppleScript's do shell script command and you're set. If you don't have Xcode let me know and I can upload a compiled version of the program.
     
  4. ngoh
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    I don't have Xcode yet. I'd appreciate if you could upload the compiled version of the program.

    Thanks for the help, hiddenpremise and kainjow.
     
  5. kainjow
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    Here you go. The binary is in build/Deployment. To see how to use it in Terminal type "man setlabel.1" where setlabel.1 is the full path of that file.
     

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