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Folder Actions
Authored by: mhorn on Aug 04, '12 12:35:57PM
You can skip the cron job part and have the script applied automatically with a folder action. For example, modify the script to look like this:


property my_title : "Trim all tracks in a playlist"
on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving added_items
	delay 2 --Here to allow iTunes time to settle
	tell application "iTunes"
		set thePlaylist to playlist "ABC News"
		with timeout of 300 seconds
			repeat with i from 1 to (index of last track of thePlaylist)
				my reset_this(track i of thePlaylist)
			end repeat
		end timeout
	end tell
end adding folder items to

to reset_this(t)
	tell application "iTunes"
		try
			set start of t to 50.0
		on error m
			log m
		end try
	end tell
end reset_this
Then put this script in /Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts. Now attach it to the podcast folder in your iTunes library. Viola, your scripts are updated automatically every time a new one is downloaded.

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