How do I update and eject my iPod with Automator?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by da_alchemist, May 19, 2005.

  1. da_alchemist macrumors member

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    I want to update and eject my iPod using Automator. Now this sounds easy enough. All i do is: 1) create a workflow; 2) Use the Update iPod action; and 3)Use the Eject iPod action.

    But there's a problem: I get a Finder error message saying the iPod is in use; the reason being iTunes is updating it.

    Is there a way around this with Automator? Maybe the current version of Automator doesn't support if statements. If iTunes is done updating then...

    This sounds real easy. Someone probably came up with a solution already a long time ago without Automator. I'm just a little behind and don't know. Someone please point it out.

    thanx.
     
  2. mms macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not all that familiar with Automater yet either but one possibility is using "pause" to wait several seconds (decide whatever is appropriate - five seconds sounds about fine) between the two actions. That should probably give enough of a window that the iPod would be done updating.
     

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