Whats wrong in this script?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by thriftinkid, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Mar 24, 2008
    #1
    Hey Guys, Im new to writing any kind of code. I have the following script that Im trying to write that isnt working. I have a folder called "Finished" full of quicktime movies that I have uploaded to a server, and I'm trying make a list within text editor. I want text editor to place a url in front of each quicktime name in the folder, thus creating links to each one. If you guys can see whats wrong, and how to fix it, I would greatly appreciate it.

    on run {input, parameters}


    tell application "Finder"
    set Afolder to "Macintosh HD:Users:John:desktop:Finished" as alias
    set a_list to every file in Afolder as alias list
    repeat with i from 1 to number of items in a_list
    set a_file to (item i of a_list)
    tell application "finder" to run application "textedit"
    tell application "System Events" to perform keystroke "http://www.mysite.com/+a_list"
    end repeat
    end tell

    return input
    end run
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    lancestraz

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Location:
    RI
    #2
    Try this.
    Code:
    tell application "Finder"
    	set theFolder to "Macintosh HD:Users:John:Desktop:Finished" as alias
    	set theList to name of (every file in theFolder)
    end tell
    
    repeat with i from 1 to (number of items in theList)
    	set theName to (item i of theList)
    	set item i of theList to ("http://www.mysite.com/" & theName)
    end repeat
    set theText to ""
    repeat with i from 1 to (number of items in theList)
    	set theText to (theText & (item i of theList) & "
    ")
    end repeat
    
    tell application "TextEdit"
    	activate
    	make new document
    	set the text of the front document to theText
    end tell
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    #3
    That worked perfect. Thanks So much for you help!
     

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