I use an Automator Folder action to rename all newly added files to a folder to a filename set to the file's creation timestamp. So they always sort by the time of creation
The FolderAction script works, but there is a delay like 6-7 seconds before the file is renamed.
How can I do the same using KM9, so that newly added file is renamed without this delay
Got it. KM is as slow as Automator.
A nodeJS watch folder is faster.
I had this working pretty well using the folder trigger and native KM actions, but renaming or duplicating the file triggered the macro again. I didn’t like any of the workarounds I came with. Like including a code in the renamed file that would be ignored so by the macro so it wouldn’t trigger again. Then life happened and I didn’t get back to it. Glad you found a solution.
Glad you took the time to reply.
If you do not mind to share.
How have you setup the nodeJS watch folder?
The simplest way round this is to split your workflow into a watched folder and destination folder(s) -- file hits the watched folder, macro triggers, file is moved to the destination folder and renamed.