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Hi, my first ost here...
Looking for a way in Finder to change the name of every newly created folder, instead of "untitled folder".
I have my naming convention using the date (090727-folder name). Looking for a way how the folder could be created with today's date as a prefix. So i don't have to type the date every time.
(I am on OS X 10.4.11.)
Thanks much for any advice.
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awesome, I just found your post looking for a tweak for the exact same situation.

I just use following standard 090727 - folder name, looks cleaner ; )


Ever got a reply to your post or found a solution yourself?
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I'll be surprised if there's a response.
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found this on a google search
Using Automator - Setting Workflow Options

I'll give it a try during the weekend.

Please let me know if if you have tried it before and didn't work.
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awesome, I just found your post looking for a tweak for the exact same situation.

I just use following standard 090727 - folder name, looks cleaner ; )


Ever got a reply to your post or found a solution yourself?
Hi hanslaut,
I ended up using the terminal,
did a small bash script, it does create the folder with the right prefix and
does copy it into the clipboard for later use (just because thats what i need it to do):


#!/bin/bash
# if not enough arguments print the usage
if [ $# -lt 1 ]
then
printf "Usage: %s: [-d value]\n" $(basename $0) >&2
exit 1
fi

DT=$(date +"%y%m%d-$DATESTR")

echo "$DT" | pbcopy
echo "$DT" | xargs mkdir -v

exit 0
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