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Use launchd to replace folder actions
Authored by: squawbrah on Apr 23, '08 05:44:11PM
Nice hint. I discovered two things when I tried it out:

1) You should probably use WatchPaths instead of QueueDirectories to prevent an endless loop and also (I think) eliminate the problem with .DS_Store files.

When I tried a simple folder action--making a file's label turn red when put in the target folder--with QueueDirectories, my CPU use jacked way up and never came down. Using WatchPaths instead solved the problem.

2) You can call an AppleScript directly--instead of having a shell script call an AppleScript--by putting this in your .plist file:


Lots more info at


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