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Folder Trigger

The Folder trigger (v7.0+) executes the macro when a specified folder on your Mac: * adds an item. * removes an item. * adds or removes an item.

You can have the trigger ignore partial or changing files, so for example if a file is being downloaded or copied in to the folder, the trigger will wait until the download/copy has completed and can ignore partial files (files with extensions that are known to be “in progress” files).

Note that waiting for the file to stop changing adds a necessary delay to the trigger as Keyboard Maestro cannot tell in advance that the file has stopped changing.

The %TriggerValue% text token contains the name of the file that was added or removed.
⚠️ Note this is ONLY the file name, not the full path.

See also these forum topics:

trigger/Folder.1455081060.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/02/10 00:11 by JMichaelTX