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How to show git files in Finder?

This may be too close to a duplicate for Git plug-in for Finder?, but I'm after a tool that will merely show me whether there is a repo in the current directory, and the state of the files within. I ...
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Why aren't any of my Folder Actions triggering?

I'm running Mountain Lion (10.8.3). I have three or four folder actions set up which stopped working some time ago, and I can't figure out why. Thinking it could be a problem with the scripts, I ...
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How to execute a Folder Action or another Automator script when I make changes to a folder?

How to execute a Folder Action or another Automator script when I make changes to a folder? And by changes I mean not just deleting or inserting new file, the most important for me is when the content ...
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Any way to trigger Folder Action when adding file to any subfolder?

I've created a Folder Action in Automator and applied it to a folder. But it only gets triggered when a file is added to the root of that folder, not to one of its subfolders. Is there any way to get ...
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Repeating FolderActions log messages

I'm getting these log messages repeatedly: Sep 14 11:52:17 paulbook com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[288] (com.apple.FolderActions.folders): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds Sep 14 11:52:17 ...
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Folder action acts on files not specified in the workflow

I just started using Automator for the first time. My folder action gets two Finder items: say 'foobar1.pdf' and 'foobar2.pdf' files, and copies them to another folder. It works but there is a ...
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Applescript for moving recently added files (not created or modified) to another folder?

I would like to get a recent downloaded pdf file ( !: it corresponds to the Finder sort method Date Added, not Date Created nor Date Modified) and either just moving to one another folder (if using ...
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Copy folder & files with labeled files but strip the label?

Is there an easier way to copy a folder that contains files with (colored) labels applied and strip those labels than making an Automator droplet/application? So perfect would be having this to ...
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Unreliable Folder Action

I have a folder on my Computer, "Markdown Source" with a folder action applied to it through Automator. The folder action applies a shell script, and then writes output to a different folder, ...
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softlink to Network Location

does anyone know a trick how to generate a Softlink to a Network folder (smb or nfs) the idea is that there are some network folders i use regulary, but they usally not mounted .. the soflink i made ...
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What's the difference between launchd and folder actions?

Could someone please briefly explain to me the difference between launchd and folder actions? Do folder actions use launchd? Is one more efficient than the other? Is one more powerful than the ...
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How to add Folder Actions in Mountain Lion

I'm trying to add an Apple Script to my Download directory. From what I read on the Internet I need to copy the script to Macintosh HD -> Libraries -> Scripts -> Folder Action Scripts - however, I ...
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AppleScript and Finder - How to detect an “empty” selection when copying paths to the clipboard (Expanded Question)

I'm trying to build a Service that does the following: If some folder/files are selected in Finder, copy (all) the paths to the clipboard If nothing is selected, copy the "Path" of the window. ...
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Would it be possible to create a folder action that can push timed Notifications?

Specifically I'd like to attach a folder action that would pass to the Notification center a timed alert that would go off after 60 days... possible?
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Automator folder action questions

As I asked in this post, I could make it that a file in a directory can be renamed automatically, but I have some questions about this action. Where to the workflow files are copied? When I run ...
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Can folder actions be inherited?

If I set up folder actions on a folder, is there a way to ensure that those actions would be also there for all subfolders of that one? In other words, if folder actions are set for ~/bar, is there a ...
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Enabling Folder Actions Within OS X?

There is an element to OS X known as Folder Actions, which causes certain actions or events to occur when items are either added or removed from user specific folders. How can I enable this ? (I am ...
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Folder actions has stopped importing photos into iPhoto

I have had a problem for the past week where a folder action created in Automator has stopped importing photos from a folder into iPhoto. I have tried: Repairing disk permissions. Deleting the script ...
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Organizing skype downloads in subfolders with contact names

I always wondered why skype don't put all my accepted downloads in subfolders with the name of my contacts! If anybody have own solutions, share)
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apple script to copy Items to usb

i REALLY need a apple script that would copy items(files,folders everything so whatever is in this folder must be copied) of a folder in my documents to a usb folder but only when the usb is mounted ...
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How do I make automator only perform an operation on one file at a time?

I have with 'Folder Action' that automatically runs a Photoshop script on each file that is added to the folder. The folder action has two steps: Open this file with Adobe Photoshop CC Run the ...
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Automator: How to copy the contents of local folder to a linux smb share?

I use Lion and I'm trying to make a folder action that copies the content of a local folder to a Samba share, but when I execute the action at Automator it copies the folder and not only its contents ...