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    Delete command in Context Menu
    I have a Run Shell Script workflow which adds a Delete command to the context menu.

    for f in "$@"
    do
    rm -rf "$f"
    done


    I can't remember where I came by it but I want to add an "are you sure" confirmation request to the script. Can anyone help please?
    Last edited by Gren; 05-19-2014 at 12:59 PM. Reason: Grammar

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    Add an i switch and remove the f switch in the rm command.
    rm -ir "$f"
    Makes it ask for confirmation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    Add an i switch and remove the f switch in the rm command.
    rm -ir "$f"
    Makes it ask for confirmation.
    Unfortunately that doesn't work, I get the "Trash" sound, the file remains undeleted and there's no confirmation request.

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    Odd. I make a dir with 3 files in it and tried to delete it with rm -ir and got this: (see pic)

    It asked for each file in the dir.
    Must need Terminal instead of Automator. That is how you're running it right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    Odd. I make a dir with 3 files in it and tried to delete it with rm -ir and got this: (see pic)

    It asked for each file in the dir.
    Must need Terminal instead of Automator. That is how you're running it right?
    Yes, I made an Automator workflow, Terminal's a mystery to me. I'll have another look tomorrow. It's bedtime here, I have an early yoga class tomorrow.

    Thanks anyway and goodnight

    Gren

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    Looks like you need to make some kind of loop in Automator to ask permission to delete for each file. I cant help with that because I don't know/use Automator.
    Sorry.
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