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Old May 28th, 2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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Just wondering if there is a way to generate a line of text automatically when creating new folders. For example the date.
I need to write the date every time I make a new folder for my clients. If I could just go command shift N and have a new folder with the date already typed in, I would be a happy boy...
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Old May 28th, 2004, 11:03 PM   #2
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Hmmm... sounds like something that could be hacked. I mean, the system has to put "untitled folder" in there, so there must be a template somewhere that can be modified to insert a string that generates the date...

Or - how about this: assign a folder action to the desktop (possible?) that renames any new folder created with the current date. That might be easier...

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Old May 28th, 2004, 11:20 PM   #3
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TypeIt4Me should do the trick, sort of. You can customize key commands to enter various text -- including a date. It might not be exactly what you want to do, but pretty close.
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Old May 29th, 2004, 12:28 AM   #4
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Man, used to use Typeit4Me back in the OS 8 days [img]smile.gif[/img]

How about an Applescript?

How about simply List view, sort by date created??
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Old May 29th, 2004, 12:59 AM   #5
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How about an OS X program that is specifically designed to rename files and folders?

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