ftpfolder script problem

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by karms, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    #1
    I've use the below Applescript successfully on other Mac's to ftp files to my ftp server. I've ported it over to my G5, and I now receive this error..

    "Can't get alias "Macintosh HD:Users:myname:Desktop:ftpfolder:foofile"."

    I've confirmed the path to the file appears correct. Can anyone point me to what could be causing this - or what it means?

    Code:
    on adding folder items to thisFolder after receiving theseItems
    	repeat with aFile in theseItems -- assumed to be files, not folders
    		try
    			set tName to name of (info for (contents of aFile))
    			-- tName is the name of the one of the files in theseItems
    			-- do your FTP thing with the name like this:
    			set myFile to "~/Desktop/ftpfolder/" & tName
    			-- etc. i.e. all the rest of your script
    			set myName to "userid"
    			set myPass to "pswd"
    			set myCurl to "curl -u " & myName & ":" & myPass & " ftp://vidego.multicastmedia.com/ -T " & myFile
    			do shell script myCurl
    			delete (contents of aFile)
    			-- I prefer to move them to my own "discard" folder so I can check before they go.
    		on error theError
    			display dialog theError -- in case something goes wrong; don't delete, tell me
    		end try
    	end repeat
    end adding folder items to
     
  2. macrumors 601

    HiRez

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    Western US
    #2
    Try something like this:

    Code:
    set tName to name of ((POSIX path of f) as string)
    set uploadFileName to do shell script "basename " & quoted form of tName
    set myFile to quoted form of ("~/Desktop/ftpfolder/" & uploadFileName)
    ...
    I'm not sure exactly what the problem is (and I don't know if the code I wrote will work without some tweaking), but I do know I've had problems like that and sometimes Applescript likes POSIX paths instead of Macintosh aliases. Also I like to use POSIX paths wherever possible since they are now the stardard way to work with the Mac OS filesystem.
     

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