Infinite Automator Loops

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by johnnyham, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. johnnyham macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2010
    I've thrown together an automator script that basically grabs a webcam image from my school every minute (they only refresh the site once per minute, I'm sure the camera itself is capable of 30fps). But then while working on the looping, I got to the part that says "Loop for ___ minutes/times". The most you can enter is 1,000, but I'm trying to get this program to run for at least a week without me having to come back and restart it.

    Does anybody know of a way to setup an infinite automator workflow loop? Or another way of doing the same thing that I'm trying to do without the problems?

  2. drjasonharrison macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    You can append multiple loops, each of a 1000 iterations. Two gets you to a million iterations, three billion, etc. You can calculate how many of these you'll need to get to your maximum expected uptime.

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