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#1 2002-02-14 11:57:17 am

Trash Man
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newbie Q, help

Hello everyone
Can someone tell how do you figure out the creator and type of a file? I know the type is usually the ".jpg, . fp5 .ppt .esl etc" however I don't know how to find the creator! Also things have changed in OS-X, how would I do the above in both OS 9 and OS X? so only 1 script is running on my LAN. Is possible for a user to be propted so they can add further file types depending on there needs, i.e. say a user wants to add ".dxf" would I have to edit the script, or can they do it through dialogue boxes which I would preprogram based on their additions? The whole point to this is to create a script to scan all the download folders, and after expanding the files to automatically sort them in to appropriate folders par their kind. i.e images ( all image files jpg,gif,pic,tiff etc), multimedia (QT,flash,realplayer) pdf' to go into pdf file etc,etc. Well that's it for now, thanks in advance
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#2 2002-02-14 12:32:58 pm

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Re: newbie Q, help

: Hello everyone

: Can someone tell how do you figure out the creator and type of a
: file? I know the type is usually the ".jpg, . fp5 .ppt
: .esl etc" however I don't know how to find the creator!
: Also things have changed in OS-X, how would I do the above in
: both OS 9 and OS X? so only 1 script is running on my LAN. Is
: possible for a user to be propted so they can add further file
: types depending on there needs, i.e. say a user wants to add
: ".dxf" would I have to edit the script, or can they
: do it through dialogue boxes which I would preprogram based on
: their additions? The whole point to this is to create a script
: to scan all the download folders, and after expanding the
: files to automatically sort them in to appropriate folders par
: their kind. i.e images ( all image files jpg,gif,pic,tiff
: etc), multimedia (QT,flash,realplayer) pdf' to go into pdf
: file etc,etc. Well that's it for now, thanks in advance

The Finder will tell you file type and creator type.set theFile to (choose file)

Applescript:

tell application "Finder"
set ft to file type of theFile
set ct to creator type of theFile
end tell
activate
display dialog "File type: " & ft & return & "Creator: " & ct

This works in OS 9.x.  I don't know about OS X.x

To add new types/creators and direct them to the appropriate folder you would need to use the "choose from list" scripting addition command with a list of the available folders.  The active type/creators could be kept in a list in a script property.  When the script ran into a combination it hadn't seen before it could query the user about which folder it should go to and then add the new type/creator to the list.
Marc K. Myers
Marc@AppleScriptsToGo.com
AppleScriptsToGo
4020 W.220th St.
Fairview Park, OH  44126
(440) 331-1074

[02/14/2002  12:31:44 PM]


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