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The Read a File action allows you to take the contents of a text or image file and put them on the system clipboard, a named clipboard or in a variable.

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).

Select the destination from the pop-up:

  • to clipboard
  • to named clipboard
  • to variable

If you select named clipboard then a pop-up allows you to choose which clipboard to write to.

Specify the variable to save the data to in the to variable text area, either by entering a variable name or choosing one from the arrow at the right-hand end of the text area.

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action/Read_a_File.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/05 22:25 by peternlewis