I’ve googled and searched all day in script forums and could not find a script that could do this. I grabbed pieces from a few scripts I found in forums and tried to make one without applescript knowledge. I managed to rename one file based on the “Where From” in the Finder “Get Info” window. But obviously, the script is faulty. I am hoping someone can help me sort it out. I need to batch rename hundreds of files with the URL in the “Where From” info. Here’s the script.
-- get Spotlight kMDItemWhereFroms attribute property getSpecific : true -- show the specific download URL? set theFile to (choose file) set aFile to quoted form of POSIX path of theFile set theURL to (do shell script "mdls -name kMDItemWhereFroms -raw " & aFile) if theURL is "(null)" then -- no attribute set theURL to "(URL info not found)" set theMessage to "" else if getSpecific then -- get the first item (the download URL) set theURL to paragraph 2 of theURL set here to offset of "\"" in theURL set theURL to text (here + 1) thru -3 of theURL -- the download URL tell application "Finder" set name of theFile to theURL --I have no idea what im doing end tell else -- get the last item (the page/site URL) set theMessage to "page/site " set theURL to paragraph -2 of theURL set here to offset of "\"" in theURL set theURL to text (here + 1) thru -2 of theURL end if end if
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