Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 15th Oct 2003 22:47 UTC
Mac OS X I was able to try out and preview Mac OS X Panther 10.3 for the past few months after WWDC and for the last few days I am running a latest version. So, what to expect from Mac OS X when it comes out on the evening of October 24th? Come in and have a look in this preview article. Update: screenshots removed at request of Apple.
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Folder Actions
by Majipoor on Thu 16th Oct 2003 07:34 UTC

Concerning folder actions, I think that you don't understand the idea. I don't know BeOS nor Linux (I'm a pure Mac guy ;) but I assume that the MacOS implementation does not follow the same logic.

You say "I right click and I only see options how to edit and remove these scripts and not how to APPLY them to the selected files/folder".

You cannot apply scripts to selected items: attached folder actions scripts are automatically applied by the OS when you perform the following operations: open/clode/move the folder or add/remove files into/from the folder.

You can thus use folder actions for example to automatically send a file by email to some recipient just by dropping this file on a folder.

You should now also understand while actions are specific to a folder and does not apply across the board.

You can have a look here for more information:

Hope it will help.