automatic file copy on a mac

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Old 08 August 2009   #1
automatic file copy on a mac

hi, i'm pretty sure this is possible but i don't know how it works. Just say i save a psd to a folder only for psds but want to make a copy of this file in a backup or textures folder, how do you get osx to do this automatically.


if i can't be a good example i'll just have to be a horrible warning
Old 08 August 2009   #2
I think Smart Folders can be used for this.
Old 08 August 2009   #3
OS X probably has cron or something similar to schedule and/or repeat commands. For example you could run a command once a day like:

cp -r *.psd /scenes/textures /backup/textures

Or use whatever command you want to copy and backup files. There seems to be quite a lot out there about using cron on OS X but if that doesn't satisfy then just look for cron by itself. Cheers!
Old 08 August 2009   #4
Hi set up an "automator workflow script"
Google it.

Old 08 August 2009   #5
thanks for the suggestions i'll check them out.

if i can't be a good example i'll just have to be a horrible warning
Old 08 August 2009   #6
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