I have created a Bash command that will copy the contents of one folder into another, and it works as expected from inside Terminal.

rsync -r /Users/owendostie/Dropbox/Ohouse /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/Ohouse

However, when I attempt to create a hotkey to execute this command using BetterTouchTool, nothing happens. I found another user who has encountered a similar problem, but I do not know enough about Terminal for his answer to be helpful. What do I need to change about my command to get it to run from inside BetterTouchTool?


According to the format of the answer to that question, you'd want to specify the full path to the rsync program. I looked around a bit and found my rsync executable inside the folder /usr/bin/. If your rsync is in the same place (it should be), you should modify your command in BetterTouchTool to:

/usr/bin/rsync -r /Users/owendostie/Dropbox/Ohouse /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/Ohouse

Unfortunately I don't use BTT so I can't test this, but that is how the other answer solved the issue.

  • Your suggestion makes perfect sense, but it doesn't seem to work. Maybe it has something to do with user permissions? – Owen Dostie Jun 9 '17 at 20:45

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