Repeatedly process files

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Repeatedly process files Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:44 pm • by cscade
Hello all! I am new to Hazel, and so perhaps this is a silly question, but I hope not. My goal is this;

- I would like Hazel to watch a particular folder
- Whenever any file in that folder or it's sub folders is created or modified hazel processes it

Is this possible? I can get it to catch newly created files no problem, but I can't get it to act on files that have merely changed since it last acted.

Looks like powerful and promising software. Thanks!
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Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:47 pm • by Mr_Noodle
Right now, Hazel can only immediately catch changes to the folder. This involves files being added, removed or renamed. Other file attributes do not trigger processing immediately so Hazel runs periodically to catch these. So, in such cases, there may be a delay of a couple minutes.

So, I'm not sure if this is acceptable for you but does represent a balance between responsiveness and resource utilization. This may change in the future with new developments in the OS but this is the situation for the time being.

Let me know if you have any more questions.
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