How to add <CURRENT DATE> to Automator save file name?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by motulist, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. motulist macrumors 601

    motulist

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    #1
    I have an automator script I made myself that I use constantly. When I run the script one of the steps takes a screenshot and saves it as a PNG file. When I run the script again, it replaces the old PNG file with a new one. I would really like it to save the PNG file so that file name begins with the current date at the beginning of the name. Meaning the PNG file would be named something like "6/23/10 screenshot". Is this possible?

    I'd be almost as happy if I could at least get it to simply make a new PNG with any random filename just so long as it doesn't overwrite the old version. That way I could simply look at the date created column in the finder and get the same info. Is this possible?
     
  2. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

    motulist

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    #2
    I figured it out myself. In case anyone searches for this in the future and finds this thread, you should do this:

    get specified finder items
    rename finder items
     

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