Folder List Macro
There are two approaches to do the same thing in this macro, the second of which is disabled.
The second, which is all AppleScript, works fine.
But I can't get the first (which is two actions) to work the same way. The AppleScript reads the list of selected folders as a string of characters.
Choose a Folder action is returning its list differently but I don't know how. It seems to list each folder on a line of its own. But AppleScript doesn't seem to like that.
Any clue how to rewrite the AppleScript in the two-action version to match the one-action version? TIA
Folder List.kmmacros (3.9 KB)
This seems to do the job:
set kmInst to system attribute "KMINSTANCE"
tell application "Keyboard Maestro Engine"
set theSelection to getvariable "localFolders" instance kmInst
-- Split the single string into a list using linefeed as the delimiter
set folderList to paragraphs of theSelection
-- Loop through each folder in the list
repeat with aFolder in folderList
if length of aFolder > 0 then -- check if the line is not blank
display dialog aFolder
Thanks, @noisnieil. That does indeed solve my problem.
Especially appreciate the
if statement to catch empty paragraphs. When I select a single folder, there isn't one but if I select multiple folders there is. That would have driven me nuts!