"refresh" the Finder?

James Cass cassj at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 3 23:12:27 EST 2005


>>> Does anyone know if there's a way to remove a
>>> specific folder from the trash using AppleScript?

Come to think of it, why not use the Rev "delete folder" command?  
Again, if the folder is already in the Trash, you could do this:
	delete folder "/Users/" & $USER & "/.Trash/foldername"

Goodnight Everybody!  Drive home safely!
-James


On Feb 3, 2005, at 10:55 PM, James Cass wrote:

> 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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