I'm trying to create an automator app that will run a python script on text files that are dropped onto it.

I have the following automator app set up using the various other solutions from SO;

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It runs without error, but the python script does not seem to be invoked properly, as it should be producing a text file with the analysis that my python script does. Running this directly in terminal does work as intended, so I'm not sure what's going on.

I've done a global search to see if the file is exported elsewhere, but no go; it is not generated.

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I think you want "Pass input: as arguments" (drop-down menu to the right of your "Run Shell Script" component) and then the following script

for f in "$@"
    /usr/local/bin/python3 /Volumes/Scripts/script.py "$f"

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