The Magic Rule

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The Magic Rule Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:25 pm • by ckizer
Hazel should consider building a feature where you select a file in the finder and then Hazel will auto generate a bunch of different optional rules you can use to match against that file that you can check run check to set it up so for example if I selected a PDF from my downloads Hazel would offer to match against the file name to creation day the contents to page size dimensions all kinds of different options auto magically. This way rather than writing rules a lot of times I’m just modifying rules that from modifiers that Hazel auto suggested he would really make creating rules a joy and bring in new crowds
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Re: The Magic Rule Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:39 pm • by Mr_Noodle
I've thought about this a lot but if would be very difficult to come up with a meaningful rule. There is a lot of metadata to match against and it's not really clear which ones are important to you in that particular context. You'll end up taking more time deleting extraneous conditions than implement the one or two you do need.
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