Does anyone know automator?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yuy, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. yuy macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2005
    Hi, I tried to build a workflow to download pdf files, starting with
    'get current web page'-->
    'get link url'-->
    'filter url s.t. name ends with pdf'-->
    'download url'.

    The first time I run this workflow, it worked fine. But when I tried another webpage, it failed to download any pdf files. Does anybody know why?

    I think the automator is quite buggy.
  2. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2005
    i believe there's a bug in the "get link urls" portion of automator. i submitted a bug report for it and.. let me check..

    it is marked as "Integrate" on the bug reporter page. You can use the "View Results" action to see how it's munging the relative links up. give it a try. Oh and the date I submited it
    Created Date: 04-May-2005 01:34 PM

    it's been on "Integrate" for about 2 months now.
  3. yuy thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2005
    So it is buggy and not solved?

    How do you display the result of action 'get link url from webpage' ? Through log, I can only see the rough information of process.

    And are there automatro actions for Camino or Opera?
    I like this atumator function very much, you know, but it is not accompolished yet. hehe :eek:
  4. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2005
    there are no actions for Opera or Camino yet. The application authors would have to write them, if you want those features, i'd recommend emailing and putting your support in the pot.

    You can see the actions by searching for "View Results" in the automator window's search. you just stick it wherever you'd like and it'll starts pitting out the results from the previous action. you start getting results like "http://

    notice the double http://? hence the reason it won't download anything probably. your issue might be different but i suspect it's not.
  5. yuy thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2005
    hehe, good point

    i tried 'view result'
    and after the 'get link url', the result is '{}'

    quite tricky

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