Cloning a folder?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Thu Sep 23 13:56:09 EDT 2010

On 9/23/10 8:46 AM, David Bovill wrote:
> It seems that revCopyFolder does not return a value for the new folder it
> creates - this is important when the destination folder already exists -
> because it still creates a folder but with a new folder name that at least
> on the Mac adds an integer value to the end of the name "ie ./folder 2"
> Is there an easy way to script cloning a folder within the same enclosing
> folder but giving it a new name? I want this to work cross platform. Any
> help with the following general purpose handler?
> command rev_CopyAndRename originalFolder, newFolder
>>     -- work in progress
>>     set the itemdelimiter to "/"
>>     put newFolder into enclosingFolder
>>     delete item -1 of enclosingFolder
>>     revCopyFolder originalFolder, enclosingFolder
>>     -- put it / the result into copiedFolder
>>     rename folder copiedFolder to newFolder
>> end rev_CopyAndRename

I think I'd name the new folder something arbitrary, like "temp", and 
after the copy is done, use the "rename folder" command to set the 
permanent name of the folder.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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