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action:Get_File_Attribute [2019/03/21 15:13]
JMichaelTX ADD section on Alias and SymLink
action:Get_File_Attribute [2019/07/08 04:47]
peternlewis
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 The result of the action is displayed at the bottom of the action. The result of the action is displayed at the bottom of the action.
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-===== Using Alias and SymLink Files ===== 
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-If you select an Alias or SymLink file using the _File Chooser_ it will return the _target_ rather than the actual path. 
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-{{:​action:​get-file-attribute-km8.png?​nolink|}} 
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-If you want to determine if the Finder Item is an Alias or SymLink, you can use this AppleScript,​ which will return "​Alias"​ if the Item is either an Alias or SymLink. 
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-```applescript 
-tell application "​Finder"​ 
-  set theSel to the selection 
-  set theItem to item 1 of theSel 
-  set itemKindStr to (kind of theItem) as text 
-end tell 
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-return itemKindStr 
--->Alias 
-``` 
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---- 
  
 ===== File attributes available ===== ===== File attributes available =====
  
   *file type (r/o).   *file type (r/o).
-  *file size (r/o).+  *file size (r/o) in bytes.
   *creation date.   *creation date.
   *modification date.   *modification date.
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   *base name (r/o).   *base name (r/o).
   *extension (r/o).   *extension (r/o).
 +  *display name (r/o, v9.0+).
  
 ===== Addition File Attributes ===== ===== Addition File Attributes =====
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   * Resolve symlinks, or standardize the path.   * Resolve symlinks, or standardize the path.
  
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 +===== Using Alias and SymLink Files =====
 +
 +If you select an Alias or SymLink file using the _File Chooser_ it will return the _target_ rather than the actual path.
 +
 +{{:​action:​get-file-attribute-km8.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +If you want to determine if the Finder Item is an Alias or SymLink, you can use this AppleScript,​ which will return either "Link: Alias" OR "Link: SymLink"​ OR the file kind.
 +
 +```applescript
 +tell application "​Finder"​
 +  set theSel to the selection
 +  set theItem to item 1 of theSel
 +  set itemKindStr to (kind of theItem) as text
 +  ​
 +  if (itemKindStr ≠ "​folder"​) then
 +    set itemFileType to (file type of theItem) as text
 +  else
 +    set itemFileType to "​folder"​
 +  end if
 +  ​
 +  if (itemKindStr = "​Alias"​) then
 +    if (itemFileType = "​missing value"​) then
 +      set itemKindStr to "Link: SymLink"​
 +    else
 +      set itemKindStr to "Link: Alias"
 +    end if
 +  end if
 +  ​
 +end tell
 +
 +return itemKindStr
 +-->Link: Alias
 +-->Link: SymLink
 +-->​BBEdit text document
 +
 +```
  
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
  
----- +==== Actions ​====
- +
-=== Actions ===+
  
 * [[action:​Set File Attribute|Set File Attribute]] * [[action:​Set File Attribute|Set File Attribute]]
 * [[action:​Filter|Filter]] * [[action:​Filter|Filter]]
 * [[:​Actions|See all Actions]] * [[:​Actions|See all Actions]]
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 ==== Forum ==== ==== Forum ====
action/Get_File_Attribute.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/08 04:56 by peternlewis