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When I try to run the workflow by external trigger I get "Input file is empty" error, but the file is present in the Desktop folder. Can you help? I am a newbie to AppleScript. Thanks!

 

maciek@Tiger-MS ~ % cd ~/Desktop 
maciek@Tiger-MS Desktop % ls
panda.png
maciek@Tiger-MS Desktop % /usr/bin/osascript -e 'tell application id "com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred"
    run trigger ¬
        "compress" in workflow ¬
        "com.alfredapp.tinypng" with argument ¬
        (POSIX path of (path to desktop folder)) & "tinypng panda.png"
end tell'

 

The result: https://monosnap.com/file/xb7M5FnArE4V25jSmBzEvqPFa2a32M

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Welcome @Maciej Swoboda,

 

3 minutes ago, Maciej Swoboda said:

but the file is present in the Desktop folder.

 

Are you sure? Because that message comes from the TinyPNG API, not the Workflow, and is exactly what happens when you give it a path which doesn’t exist. The file needs to be a PNG named exactly tinypng panda.png


It also might help if you explain why you are using the External Trigger. That’s for advanced usage.

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The file needs to be a PNG named exactly tinypng panda.png

 

Oh, I got caught by that! I thought that the "tinypng" in not part of the filename, but the command to run the script "tinypng" on the "panda.png" file.

 

Thanks a lot. It works now and I am a bit ashamed.

 

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It also might help if you explain why you are using the External Trigger. That’s for advanced usage.

 

I am trying to use the workflow as part of my Hazel rule set.

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10 hours ago, Maciej Swoboda said:

Oh, I got caught by that! I thought that the "tinypng" in not part of the filename, but the command to run the script "tinypng" on the "panda.png" file.

 

That's a very valid point though - I'll keep this in mind for future blog posts and ensure this kind of example doesn't cause confusion :)

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Update.

 

Added a new External Trigger to compress without showing a notification. This is useful if, for example, you have a directory on watch whose files automatically get compressed and don’t want to get notifications for those automated steps.

 

To update, download the latest version (same URL) or wait a few days and it’ll prompt you to on next usage, since it uses OneUpdater.

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42 minutes ago, absoluut said:

What's the best way to achieve the directory watch for auto-compression?


However is most convenient to you. Personally I use launchd whenever I need to watch a path. Though watching a directory and compressing the contents without moving them first might not be a good idea, because the compression itself will change the file and you might end up with an endless cycle of compression.

 

48 minutes ago, absoluut said:

but can't seem to get Alfred to recognize the input file.


You need to be explicit about what this means for me to be able to help. How exactly are you calling Alfred on the file? What exactly happens for you to say it isn’t recognised? What does the debugger say?

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