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action:Get_File_Attribute [2018/03/26 20:17]
JMichaelTX ADD link to Filter action.
action:Get_File_Attribute [2019/05/29 11:42] (current)
JMichaelTX [File attributes available]
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 The //Get File Attribute// action returns the specified attribute for the specified file to a Variable. ​ The //Get File Attribute// action returns the specified attribute for the specified file to a Variable. ​
 +
 +===== How To Use =====
  
 Click the File Chooser button to the right of the action to select an existing file on disk. Option-click on the File Chooser button to show the currently selected file in the Finder (assuming it exists already). Click the File Chooser button to the right of the action to select an existing file on disk. Option-click on the File Chooser button to show the currently selected file in the Finder (assuming it exists already).
  
 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.
 +
 +===== 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
 +
 +```
 +
 +
 +
 +---
  
 ===== 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.
action/Get_File_Attribute.1522109838.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/03/26 20:17 by JMichaelTX