Applescript automatisation

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by xieem, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. xieem macrumors member


    Oct 7, 2014

    I was wondering if it would be possible to run an Applescript that would create a new folder every time there is a new month? This would be useful for accountancy purposes that it would also check certain file types for a date and put that file automatically in that folder.

    Not sure if that would be doable but if yes any idea how to start?
  2. superscape macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2008
    East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
    It's most certainly possible. You could do it in AppleScript. Personally, I'd probably do it with a shell script. For example the following makes a folder on your desktop named with the current year and month:

    mkdir -p "~/Desktop/$(date +%Y-%m)"
    (copy and paste it into Terminal, found in your Utilities folder).

    From then on, its just a question of scheduling the command to run at a specific time. You could use Automator to create a calendar alarm to schedule the script. Automator has a "Run Shell Script" tool. There are more elegant ways, but that's probably the easiest method.

    Hope that's of some help!

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