Automatically (and Quickly) Move Files From Folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sirc, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Sirc macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2009
    I'm looking for a way to move files that show up in one folder to another before they get deleted.

    I'm trying to debug an application and I need to capture all its tmp files by moving them to a new folder. The application creates and deletes files very quickly, and I've managed to preserve a few by manually moving them in finder.

    I've also tried Automator and ActionScripts but they don't get triggered unless I move files into that folder. I've also tried a looping bash script to move * from that folder but it doesn't get all the small files.

    Not sure if there's some auto duplicating or even preventing files from being deleted abilities.
  2. mtasquared macrumors regular


    May 3, 2012
    A program called Hazel will probably do what you want but it is not freeware.
  3. Cassady macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2012
    Another vote for Hazel by Noodlesoft. Ridiculously powerful app.

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