"refresh" the Finder?

James Cass cassj at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 3 22:55:18 EST 2005


Sorry if I'm way off on this but, I just jumped in here.
1.  If you just want to update a Finder window, you can do that with 
the Applescript "update folder pathToFolder".  I've had to use this to 
refresh the contents of open Finder windows.  I don't do that any more 
though.
2.  If you want to delete something that's already in Trash (seems 
weird), you can use the shell command:  rm /Users/$USER/.Trash/filename

HTH...James



On Feb 3, 2005, at 10:32 PM, Chipp Walters wrote:

> Chris,
>
> I seem to remember something about the ability to 'touch' a directory 
> using shell scripts which should do what you want.
>
> See,
> http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rc/classes/ksh/print_pages.shtml
>
> Or Google Mac shell touch.
>
> -Chipp
>
> Chris Sheffield wrote:
>
>> The problem now is that it just places the folder in the Trash, and it
>> didn't do that before.  Does anyone know if there's a way to remove a
>> specific folder from the trash using AppleScript?  I tried using the 
>> empty
>> command followed by the reference to the folder in the trash, but it 
>> didn't
>> work.  If not, I'll just empty the trash, but I thought that's 
>> probably not
>> a very nice thing to do.  Shouldn't be a big deal in this case, 
>> however.
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