Our voicemail system sends our messages to us via email as mp3 files. When I download the file, it comes down as "message.mp3", but of course OSX will rename them "Message (x).mp3" when you have more than 1. What I want to do is create a script/task that will automatically delete them everyday (or whatever I choose) as long as they're more than a couple days old.
I don't know how to a cron task, and one solution I came across was to create an AppleScript (which I also don't know well) and then use iCal to schedule an event everyday that runs the script. But it doesn't work.
Here's the AppleScript:
tell application "Finder" try delete (every file of folder "Macintosh HD:Users:username:Downloads" whose name starts with "message" and modification date is less than (get current date) - 2 * days) end try end tell
And in iCal I created a repeating event, with the script attached.
Does anyone know how to do this (perhaps a better way?)