I want to do an extremely simple, no-frills action: move a selected file to a pre-determined, hardcoded path. No validation, no confirmation, just move the file to where I say. I want it this simple because I've got about 2000 pdf files to classify into three folders, so I want to be able to cycle through them fast.
There are a few examples of moving files on the forum but most are way way overkill for what I want to do.
I've tried several versions of the correct path (Use ~ for my home folder, Use Macintosh HD as the root folder, etc.) but none work. I assume it's triggering because the first time I tried to use it, Finder asked for permission to let KM move files.
Both those fields are text fields (a little T icon appears when you click in them) -- to use your variable you have to use the token as @RazMastero said. Your "destination" can be text, because you don't need a variable in there, but should either start with either a / for an absolute path starting at the top level of your system drive (ie you don't need Macintosh HD) or a ~ for a path relative to your home directory.
However, I'm quite disappointed with the results. Each move, be it a single file or a large group of files, is slow. Something like 2 to 5 seconds each. I had envisioned myself being able to hit a key and have the file move quickly.
Maybe this is because I'm working on a Dropbox folder?
I love KM and use it for a lot of things. But when it comes to moving or renaming files, I rely on the application "Hazel". It is usually much faster. Of course it means spending more $$. May not be exactly what you need though.