ftpfolder script problem

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2006
    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?

    on adding folder items to thisFolder after receiving theseItems
    	repeat with aFile in theseItems -- assumed to be files, not folders
    			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


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Try something like this:

    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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