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Create timestamped duplicates of files via AppleScript
Authored by: osxpounder on Sep 29, '08 11:30:57AM

I do a similar thing, using TextExpander, that's quick and simple for me. I might try your more automated solution. I like the idea!

I do this:

1. I alt-drag* the file to copy it.
2. Press Enter to edit filename.
3. Press down-arrow once to put cursor at end of filename
4. Type "ddatt"
5. Press Enter. Done.

TextExpander replaces "ddatt" with, for example: "09-29-08"

I also use TE to type time in file names, with "ttim-", which auto-expands to "2-28 PM".

*I hate how Leopard's Finder doesn't let me simply do "Cmd-c, then Cmd-v" to paste an automatically-named copy of a file into the same folder. I used to do that. Much quicker and no need to reach for mouse.

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