How do I update and eject my iPod with Automator?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by da_alchemist, May 19, 2005.

  1. da_alchemist macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2003
    I want to update and eject my iPod using Automator. Now this sounds easy enough. All i do is: 1) create a workflow; 2) Use the Update iPod action; and 3)Use the Eject iPod action.

    But there's a problem: I get a Finder error message saying the iPod is in use; the reason being iTunes is updating it.

    Is there a way around this with Automator? Maybe the current version of Automator doesn't support if statements. If iTunes is done updating then...

    This sounds real easy. Someone probably came up with a solution already a long time ago without Automator. I'm just a little behind and don't know. Someone please point it out.

  2. mms macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2003
    I'm not all that familiar with Automater yet either but one possibility is using "pause" to wait several seconds (decide whatever is appropriate - five seconds sounds about fine) between the two actions. That should probably give enough of a window that the iPod would be done updating.

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