Automator crew - trigger folder action on MODIFICATION of file?

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  1. dbman96

    dbman96 Active Member

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    I'm trying my damnedest to get a Bento + Address Book contact list to sync between multiple computers and I'd like to set up a Folder action that copies the database files from the Application Support folder into an iDisk folder every time the database is modified.

    So far I can only get the folder action to fire if a file is added to the folder, but that doesn't do me a bit of good.

    Any thoughts? Is there an applescript call that can do this?
     
  2. JCrev

    JCrev Where is your god now? OT Supporter

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    Yeah its really simple to do using Lingon http://lingon.sourceforge.net/

    The "Run it if anything is placed in this folder" option should really be labeled "Run if any file in this folder is modified" because that is the way it acts. (This will make a lot more sense when you start the program.)
     
  3. dbman96

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    Thanks for the assist, I'll check it out.

    Now I just need to make sure my iDisk stays in sync for all 4 computers and I'll be golden.
     

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