Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Solution: Set some file metadata, part of Learning AppleScript.
…Welcome back.…Lets take a look at my solution.…Of course, your solution might be a little bit different and that's okay.…One of things that I asked you to do, was to find a property that you set on files.…I search over to the finder dictionary here and select the item class.…I had mentioned that there is more than property that might be appealing.…As a container for some kind of string value.…The two that I had in mind were description and comment.…However, description is read only, and that's a…description of the item that's set by the system.…
I can't do anything about that value.…But I can set a comment.…So back here in my script, the first thing that…I do is ask for text to add to the images.…It would display dialog and then, what text would you like to add?…And then I specify the default answer copyright 2014 me.…If you're wondering, this copyright character is option g on the Mac keyboard.…Then I set up a global variable called mytext.…Then I set that variable to text returned to result.…So, the variable myText contains whatever text, either copyright…
- What is AppleScript?
- Using comments, variables, text, and numbers
- Working with files and folders
- Using conditionals and creating loops
- Building functions
- Controlling other programs with AppleScript
- Preventing and catching errors
- Distributing your AppleScript application
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring AppleScript
2. Using AppleScript with Applications
3. Your App in the Real World
4. Further Exploration
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