Delayed folder action -- possible?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kylera, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. kylera macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    This goes out to all coders: Is it possible to create a folder action that runs at a certain interval? I would like to have files with a certain name deleted every week, for example.
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I don't think you can do a delayed folder action. It doesn't really make sense as a possibility. However, there are multiple ways to do what you want.

    One would be to use Automator combined with a repeating iCal event.

    Another would be to use Cron with a shell script.

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