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Applescript - get  filenames AND creation dates from a folder + filter by creation date

Question asked by Oliver_Reid on Oct 1, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2013 by sporobolus

This Applescript gets the file names from a folder and inserts them into a field:


(I am using the desktop folder as a test example)


tell application "Finder"

set oldDelimiters to AppleScript's text item delimiters

set AppleScript's text item delimiters to return

set gsourcefile to ""


set gsourcefile to every file in folder "/Thunderbolt/Users/oliver2/Desktop/" as text

end try

set AppleScript's text item delimiters to oldDelimiters

end tell

set cell "g_folder_items" to gsourcefile



I'd like to


1: get only file names from a folder where the creation date is less than N days old


2: return the fileneme & tab & creation date for each file


3: get file name alone -- the above returns the full path +filename (I can easliy fix this in filemaker but would like to know how to do this in Applescript)



with respect to #1 I have tried



set gsourcefile to (every file in folder "Thunderbolt:Users:oliver2:Desktop:" whose creation date is greater than ((current date) - 100)) as text

end try


with no success


Any suggestions would be appreciated