make selected files invisible... ?

I would like to make certain selected files invisible.
actually, it’s just putting a dot (.) in front of the name’s file. (but you need invisible files visible ON, option avaible in OnyX and TinkerTool)

but me, as a newbie in any kind of programmation, I tried to record my steps with AppleScript editor on my “My band” file, and that’s what he records:

tell application “Finder”
set name of document file “My Band.mpg” of folder “clips” of folder “movies” of folder “SK Folder” of startup disk to “.My band.mpg”
end tell

well, I don’t want him to change that specific file in that specific location, I want him to change any “file name” in “.file name”, and I don’t know how to tell Finder that.

can somebody help me? it would be very appreciated

thanks in advance


running Mac OS X 10.3.4, Script Editor 2.0

Perhaps this one can help you:

Or, if you don’t want to install the big honking Deveolper Tools folder, you can do something like the script beow. It uses the Terminal and the terminal mv command to add a “.” before the file name, effectively making it invisible. The Finder won’t let you do this but Terminal will.

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