HELP! How can I create empty files from Finder context menu

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dyaus, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Dyaus macrumors member

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    Feb 8, 2005
    #1
    Is there a quick way to create blank/empty files of various types from the finder menu much like there is in windows. In windows i can right click and choose new and then i have a selection of various file types. Is there something similar to this in OS X? I find it indispensible in windows and would really like to find something similar in OS X. THanks.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Bergen, Norway
    #2
    Use terminal and use the 'touch' command:

    % touch dill.doc

    will make a new, empty Word-document in the directory you're standing in (with the Terminal prompt.)

    Try making a script and run that from Automator if you want to make it into a context menu.
     
  3. Dyaus thread starter macrumors member

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    Feb 8, 2005
    #3
    good idea. i knew about touch, but i found it annoying to open a terminal cd into the directory i wanted to create a document and then touch it. i had totally forgotten about automater. i'll give that a shot. thanks.
     

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