Mac to automatically download online files

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by sultanoflondon, May 17, 2018.

  1. sultanoflondon macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2013
    hi all,

    Is it possible for my Mac to automatically download Adobe Reader files from an online source and then move those files into a folder of my choice?

    Asking because I'd like my Mac to download my electronic bank statements and put them in a folder that I select so that I can view them later, offline, when I need to.

    thanks all! Appreciate your help in advance!
  2. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2014
    To answer the general question: Yes, it is possible (and easy) to write a script that fetches files from the Internet and stores them in a given location on your computer.
    To answer the specific question: Does logging in to your bank account require you to do something that doesn't involve interacting with your computer? If not, then it may be technically feasible, but not necessarily a good idea, since it would likely mean storing some kind of logon credentials in plaintext on your computer.
    A very straightforward way to try it, if you absolutely want to, would be to use Automator and create a workflow.

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