MACRO: @Files Open List of Files in Folder Matching Criteria @Example
2017-06-16 21:43 CT
VER: 1.2 2017-06-16 ~~~
• Changed ShellScript to add option to limit search to only specified folder (no recursion)
@Files Open List of Files in Folder Matching Criteria @Example.kmmacros (23 KB)
Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.
- Open Matching Files in App
(see Moving Mouse Location to Selected Files in Finder)
Suppose you have a folder "Another Snare" with these files:
You need not select the folder in the Finder, just trigger the macro, and you will get a Choose Folder dialog:
where you can then select the Parent Folder.
Then you will be prompted for the Keyword to search for in the related file names:
Choose the keyword you want.
Then the macro will search and select the files with this keyword, and open them in your chosen app:
- Open Files Found in Folder with KeyWord
NOTICE: This macro/script is just an Example
- It has had very limited testing.
- You need to test further before using in a production environment.
- It does not have extensive error checking/handling.
- It may not be complete. It is provided as an example to show you one approach to solving a problem.
HOW TO USE:
- Just trigger this macro
- Choose Parent Folder
- Choose KeyWord
- All files found will be opened in your chosen app.
Carefully review the Release Notes and the Macro Actions
- Make sure you understand what the Macro will do.
- You are responsible for running the Macro, not me.
- Assign a Trigger to this maro. I prefer TBD.
- Move this macro to a Macro Group that is only Active when you need this Macro.
- ENABLE this Macro.
REVIEW/CHANGE THE FOLLOWING MACRO ACTIONS:
(all shown in the magenta color)
- SET DEFAULT for Parent Folder
- OPEN File in Chosed App
TAGS: @Search @Files @Folder @Keywork @ShellScript
- Any Action in magenta color is designed to be changed by end-user
ACTION COLOR CODES
- To facilitate the reading, customizing, and maintenance of this macro,
key Actions are colored as follows:
- GREEN -- Key Comments designed to highlight main sections of macro
- MAGENTA -- Actions designed to be customized by user
- YELLOW -- Primary Actions (usually the main purpose of the macro)
- ORANGE -- Actions that permanently destroy Variables or Clipboards,
OR IF/THEN and PAUSE Actions
- Keyboard Maestro Ver 7.3+ (don't even ask me about KM 6 support).
- El Capitan 10.11.6+
- It make work with Yosemite, but I make no guarantees.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
- While I have given this limited testing, and to the best of my knowledge will do no harm, I cannot guarantee it.
- If you have any doubts or questions:
- Ask first
- Turn on the KM Debugger from the KM Status Menu, and step through the macro, making sure you understand what it is doing with each Action.
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