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Match any file based on size Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:17 pm • by gullibleCriminal
I'm looking for a way to give large (over 512MB) files a tag. This may be a separate issue, but the files I want to work on are in Time Machine backup folders. I want a rule that applies to any type of file. Can this be done?
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Re: Match any file based on size Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:50 am • by Mr_Noodle
In general it should be doable though I would recommend against mucking with your Time Machine files.
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Re: Match any file based on size Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:16 pm • by gullibleCriminal
I checked the logs while hazel was running my rules, and she is finding the large files. She just doesn’t have permissions because of the xattr of the time machine files. I’m looking to just make copies of all the files I want to keep and delete the whole backup. So not real concerned about the backups themselves. Usually I run a few terminal commands to remove the xattrs, but it’s not working. I think because of the age of the backup it doesn’t jive with the new commands in mojave for removing xattrs.
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Re: Match any file based on size Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:18 am • by Mr_Noodle
If this is just a one-time thing, maybe doing a Spotlight search/Smart Folder and then copying the files manually from that would be more suitable.
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