Why not just use the Create Archive action rather than shell scripting? I don’t use Automator, but I have a solution that I use to zip files. Every day I use a handy service created with Automator to resize images exported from 4K footage to a smaller size. It’s easy to resize images. In this article, we’ll show you how to use the Automator app to create a simple service that will have you resizing images in just a couple of.

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To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Posted on May 8, 9: May 9, 3: May 9, 4: Sep 17, 8: Sep 17, 2: Automator for file compression User profile for user: Ok, I can get automator to go into a folder, get the files ending in. However it stuffs the whole pile of mov’s into one single archive. I need each to be its own archive How do I get Automator to take the first file ending in mov, compress it, then go back and get the next and compress it, and so on, until the directory is done?


I can only assume I automafor missing something blatantly obvious as I tend to do with my mac. I’m too darn used to Windows hoa so overly complicated Reply I have this question too Hiw have this question too Me too Me too. All replies Drop Down menu.

Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. How do I feed files one at a time to any function?

The only function I see for getting anything either specifies a file by name, or gets atomator in a folder However I’m not sure it would be conducive usee teaching automator how to grab the sequentially. The reason I am archiving them is because they are media download files for my website and if they are in normal. I can do it manually, it’s just very time consuming and means I have to babysit my ‘puter the whole time.

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Most actions, like rename or move work individually on a list, but ‘create archive’ always want to zip the whole list. Sorry, I can’t even find a way that a user variable containing the file name could compeess incremented through the list.


I’ll see if the archive program on my PC can handle the project. I was just hoping to keep this all on one machine is all. Thank you very much for your assistance. I very much appreciate it.

It seems to be designed to create single archive files from multiple or single files as opposed to making multiple archives out of multiple files in a one-for-one relationship. I’ve decided to just work manually since my volume is fairly low at this point.

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