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OSX Automator Spotlight Comments

(From OSX 10.6.8) I would like to set up an Automator workflow that adds ( "Archived" + Current Date ) to a root folder/files and all files/subfolders' spotlight comments EXCEPT where an "Archived" ...
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How to remove trailing whitespace from file extensions and folders snow?

How can I remove trailing whitespace from file extensions and folders in snow leopard ? Ideally I would be able to run a single command within a directory that would search and remove for all files ...
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Automator workflow hangs when run as folder action

I've got an Automator workflow that is supposed to backup the contents of my USB stick whenever I plug it in (after asking for a confirmation). It works if I trigger it manually within the Automator ...
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How to show specific hidden file in file browser dialog - Mac OS X

I need to use Automator to backup some of config files in my Mac. But I don't know how to get a hidden file in the file browser dialog. I chose "Get Specified Finder Items" task then click Add, but ...
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How to I use Apple Script to change the keyboard layout on Snow Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switch TO specific input source I want to do something like: set keyboard layout to 'QWERTY' or something like that.
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Is Automator's “Filter Finder Items” action broken?

I've been trying to make an Automator droplet that removes files of a particular extension from a directory. My Workflow has 3 actions (when I'm not debugging): Get Folder Contents (Repeating for ...
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Mac Automator — mount a network volume

I am writing an Automator "script" that rsyncs media on my 10.6.3 MacBook Pro to my Ubuntu 10.10 HTPC. I can make Automator run my shell script for rsync commands, but I can't make Automator mount the ...
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Is there a way to change may keyboard layout before a program opens, and then change it back when the program exits?

All without me telling it to do anything after I invoke the fist thing. I have a mac. And an automator service that changes from dvorak to qwerty before starcraft 2 launches... but is there a way to ...
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Send files to Automator in Snow Leopard

I remember in Tiger, you could always select a bunch of files in Finder and right click them, there was an option to open the selection in Automator. However, it seems that option has been lost ...
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Automator, display all search results in one window

I have created an automator application that searches a shared folder on another mac within the network. I want to show all the results in one window. I have tried using Reveal Find Items, but it ...
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OS X Snow Leopard: Finder automator item for creating a new text file

how can I create a Finder automaton item that appears in 'Services' for creating a new text file inside a file folder? I use TextMate, so better if the solution is editor-agnostic (rather than using ...
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Why is Automator crashing on launch?

I've run into an odd problem where Automtor.app on Snow Leopard crashes on launch. At some point in the past, I put a copy of iPhoto.app into my public directory to copy over to another machine. Now, ...
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Is it possible to run an Automator workflow when a USB device is connected?

I would like to run an Automator workflow every time I connect a certain thumbdrive to my OS X Snow Leopard system. This workflow will copy certain files from my hard drive onto the thumb drive. I ...
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Snow Leopard: Who Owns /Library/Services?

Context for the Problem I've been downloading the new services and automator actions for the new Snow Leopard services menu, but I haven't been able to access them from the user profile I normally ...