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[SOLVED] Could not read argument names in File Action

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I have a very simple File Action workflow which reads the filename and also needs two user given inputs.

The workflow I have work done so far is shared here.


I was successful to get the name of the input file, but reading the arguments is giving a problem.


I apologize in advance, this is a noob question, but it is taking me more than one hours and still no luck.

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2 hours ago, Bhishan said:

also needs two user given inputs


Alfred's query is one argument. It doesn't matter if there are spaces in it: it's Alfred, not bash.

So this bit is broken:


If you enter "5 30" as your query, then $1 = 5 30 and $2 is unset.

You need to manually split $1 into its component parts with something like:

mins=$(echo $1 | cut -d' ' -f1)
secs=$(echo $1 | cut -d' ' -f2)

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Thanks a lot. This worked finally:


# Read user given arguments
mins=$(echo "$min_sec" | cut -d' ' -f1)
secs=$(echo "$min_sec" | cut -d' ' -f2)
duration=$( bc -l <<<"60*$mins + $secs" ) # duration in seconds

# Input mp3 file name and output file name

# Example: /opt/local/bin/ffmpeg -ss 0 -t 120 -i in.mp3 out.mp3
# This will trim from 0 seconds to 120 seconds, i.e. two minutes.
/opt/local/bin/ffmpeg -ss 0 -t $duration -i "$infile" "$output"

# Practice
# touch "$mins".txt  # This will write a file in directory of this workflow.


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