Show Rule Status

Hazel’s rule status display shows all the items in the monitored folder along with which rules (if any) have matched each one, and when.

To display a folder’s rule status:

  • Select the folder for which you want to view the rule status.

  • Click the Rule Status   icon or choose Rule > “Rule Status” ( -Option-R). The Rule Status window shows you all the items in the folder as well as which rules they match:

    • For files that have already matched a rule, you can see how long ago they matched, which is when Hazel last ran and processed the file. If the “Date Matched” column is empty for a given item, Hazel has not processed that item yet.

    • If there was an error processing a file, instead of the date matched, Hazel displays the error that occurred.

  • You can view a file’s attributes by selecting it and then clicking its Info   icon. In the Info popover, you can also choose a rule from the popup menu at the top. If the rule matches, the attributes that match are highlighted in blue. If it does not match, the attributes that caused it to fail are highlighted in red. Click the X   icon to close the popover.

  • When you’re finished viewing rule matches, close the window.

Please note the following:

  • You can press the Space bar to bring up a Quick Look preview of the selected item.

  • With the Rule Status window open, you can select a different folder to show the status of its rules.

  • If you change a rule while the Rule Status window is open, you must click Refresh   to update the display.


Preview a Rule

Enable, Disable, or Pause Rules