Hazel on network folders?

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Hazel on network folders? Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:43 pm • by priznat
Hi there,

I wanted to know if I can setup hazel rules on network folders, SMB ones to be precise. It doesn't seem to like it, and in the logs I see quite a few of this:

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2007-03-11 14:38:08.954 hazelfolderwatch[1100] Could not resolve alias. Old path: (null)


Wondering if that is related. However, I disabled all the rules on network folders and I still get those messages..

Seems to be ok moving files to the network folders, though!
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Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:19 pm • by Mr_Noodle
Hazel will partially work on network folders, depending. It won't be able to catch changes immediately but will still be able to process things in periodic runs. It may or may not be suitable depending on how responsive you want Hazel to be.

That error is probably the result of referencing a folder that has been deleted or was on a drive that you've ejected/unmounted. If it's in your main folder list, clicking on the folder will cause Hazel to ask you to specify a new folder. Otherwise, try checking your rules as it's probably the destination of a move or copy action in one of your rules.
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Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:12 am • by priznat
Thanks a bunch for the quick reply!

On reading the sticky tips etc, Console is now my best friend for debugging my scripts etc ;)
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Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:33 am • by Red Grant
Mr_Noodle wrote:Hazel will partially work on network folders, depending. It won't be able to catch changes immediately but will still be able to process things in periodic runs. It may or may not be suitable depending on how responsive you want Hazel to be..


No quite true..... :wink:

First of all, I only use afp shares so I don't know if it will work with smb too. The network folder Hazel should watch, has to be opened in a finder window.

Furthermore I also installed a small utility called Findersync (http://www.manyetas.com/findersync.html). With this utility the finder windows get updated when a new item is added. When it gets updated, Hazel sees it and the rule will be executed.

Off course Hazel also runs every 5 minutes.

PJ
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