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Rules frequency Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:35 pm • by bbluth03
Hazel's Help file ("Running rules") states:
Normally, Hazel runs rules automatically as needed.

However, there appears to be a distinct lag between the time a file's conditions are set and Hazel executes the matching rule. In response, I open System Preferences > Hazel > Run Rules Now.

Questions
How often does Hazel actually run rules?
Can I adjust the frequency via defaults write com.noodlesoft.Hazel?

Thank you.
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Re: Rules frequency Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:18 am • by Mr_Noodle
It's not on a schedule. As mentioned, it calculates when it needs to run. If there is a file event, it should do it within seconds. How much lag is there? What conditions are being set? And is this on a network file share?
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Re: Rules frequency Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:21 pm • by bbluth03
Thank you for the response and sorry for the delayed reply.

I determined that the lag was caused by my archaic laptop and cluttered OS. My conditions are strictly tag-based and I'm running Hazel locally, not on a network share.
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Re: Rules frequency Thu May 12, 2016 4:09 am • by zinned
Since updating to Hazel 4.x every rule just stopped working and Hazel does a lousy job running as intended.

You say it should run if there's a file event, I've added several files during the recent hours but when looking in the Hazel log I see this as the latest log:

2016-05-11 23:17:11.798 hazelworker[2018] Processing folder Filmer
2016-05-11 23:17:13.851 hazelworker[2018] Done processing folder Filmer


That's 10 hours ago (!).
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Re: Rules frequency Thu May 12, 2016 10:38 am • by Mr_Noodle
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Re: Rules frequency Thu May 12, 2016 10:39 am • by zinned
Mr_Noodle wrote:Try this: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6767#p19286


I've done that, no dice :(
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Re: Rules frequency Thu May 12, 2016 1:51 pm • by Mr_Noodle
Are you also emailing support about this? If so, let's just continue there so we don't have to keep retyping things in both places.
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Re: Rules frequency Thu May 12, 2016 4:24 pm • by zinned
Mr_Noodle wrote:Are you also emailing support about this? If so, let's just continue there so we don't have to keep retyping things in both places.


Great, will do.
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Re: Rules frequency Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:50 pm • by suleman
I'm using the trial version and I have "(Throw away) Duplicate Files" for the Downloads folder checked and the app has been running for a week plus, but I still see dupes [files with (1) and (2)] in my Downloads folder (which have been in that folder for at least 2-3 days), so, I too am wondering if the Rules are running automatically? And when? Or is it because I'm using the trial version?

PS: It doesn't work even when I select "Hazel, Run Rules, Downloads"

PPS: Please advise.
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Re: Rules frequency Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:42 am • by Mr_Noodle
Are the files identical? What app created them?
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Re: Rules frequency Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:23 am • by suleman
Mr_Noodle wrote:Are the files identical? What app created them?


Yes. I downloaded them.
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Re: Rules frequency Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:02 pm • by Mr_Noodle
What app created them?
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