Hot Folders solution for Windows with LC
paul at researchware.com
Thu Oct 7 16:32:03 EDT 2021
The only way I know to to that in LiveCode is by polling the folder at
You get the detailed files (for the last modification date)
filter to PDFs
output them to pdf/1-1b's
Save this initial detail list of PDF files (in a variable or property or
Then send a message to yourself in x minutes
That message get the detailed files and compares the new list to the
Any new or updated file is sent to Ghostscript
Then the save list is updated
Send a message to myself in X minutes
That's pretty much it.
On 10/7/2021 3:39 PM, matthias rebbe via use-livecode wrote:
> before i reinvent the wheel...
> Has anyone on the list already created a solution for monitoring a folder on Windows (server) for new files and to do some action on that new files?
> I need to create a tool that monitors a folder on Windows Server 2019 and if a new pdf file is in the folder, the tool shall convert that pdf to pdf/a-1b with Ghostscript in an destination folder and rename the original one.
> Is there anything i should keep in mind? Are there any pitfalls?
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