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10.4: Automate Spotlight comment tags via AppleScript
Authored by: abobrow on Jun 14, '05 01:03:47PM

Well this seems silly to me. You're creating a spotlight comment to make files easier to find, but in order to get that comment, the files have to be placed in a specific folder in the first place. Doesn't being in the same folder make them easy enough to find without the comment?



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10.4: Automate Spotlight comment tags via AppleScript
Authored by: adrianm on Jun 14, '05 02:03:19PM

LOL



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10.4: Automate Spotlight comment tags via AppleScript
Authored by: abobrow on Jun 14, '05 03:56:32PM

It's like: "Hey everyone, I've created this magical Saved Search that automatically shows me all the files in a folder. Oh wait, opening the folder does the same thing..."



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10.4: Automate Spotlight comment tags via AppleScript
Authored by: mark12b on Jun 14, '05 07:12:13PM

Next we will see a systematic tagging method that simulates hierarchical folders.



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10.4: Automate Spotlight comment tags via AppleScript
Authored by: robg on Jun 22, '05 01:03:05AM

Clearly none of you work with a temporary folder -- I use them all the time, and this script is perfect. Everything that flows through the temporary folder gets tagged, and when it's later permanently filed, Spotlight already knows about it.

That's the point of this hint...

-rob.



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10.4: Automate Spotlight comment tags via AppleScript
Authored by: sjk on Jun 23, '05 08:11:38PM

Thanks for clarifying that, Rob.



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10.4: Automate Spotlight comment tags via AppleScript
Authored by: robg on Jun 22, '05 01:03:05AM

Clearly none of you work with a temporary folder -- I use them all the time, and this script is perfect. Everything that flows through the temporary folder gets tagged, and when it's later permanently filed, Spotlight already knows about it.

That's the point of this hint...

-rob.



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10.4: Automate Spotlight comment tags via AppleScript
Authored by: pub3abn on Jun 14, '05 03:15:05PM

Perhaps the folder that triggers is a subfolder of the user's drop box. The user then moves the files to various other folders, where the files each retain the appropriate comments.



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10.4: Automate Spotlight comment tags via AppleScript
Authored by: da5idonimac on Jun 14, '05 03:21:27PM

i use this script to tag the files in a certain mailbox-folder. mail.app pushes the mails directly into the mailbox and now they get spotlight-tagged automatically.



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10.4: Automate Spotlight comment tags via AppleScript
Authored by: ncc59 on Jun 14, '05 04:01:29PM

You did not get the point.
With this script you're able to use BOTH folders and spotlight search (depending on your mood... or depending on what is more convinient and time saving for a specific searcg)
and you keep the best of both world, being able to maintain a hierarchy in your savedsearch which, otherwise, are kept separate. Actually, with this script you can "mark" your file to belong to different savedsearches, which is a new way to use Spotlight (nested virtual folders !). I've already seen this idea in another discussion thread (can't remember where, sorry) but it's actually working now...

Brilliant idea IMHO and very nice script.



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