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Old 08-13-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-13-2009, 12:26 PM   #2
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I think Smart Folders can be used for this.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:55 PM   #3
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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:

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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!

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cron+osx
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Hi set up an "automator workflow script"
Google it.




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thanks for the suggestions i'll check them out.

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