Scripting DropSync 3

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Jan 5, 2018, 2:02:56 PM1/5/18
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I'm curious about DropSync's scripting capabilities. 

I'd like to automate new configurations on a daily basis, where a script would automatically create a DropSync configuration, configure sync settings, and assign source and destination folders based on current date. Is something like this possible?


Ira Cooke

Jan 8, 2018, 1:05:58 AM1/8/18
Hi Tyler, 

Great question.  DropSync does have some support for applescripting.  I use this internally to automate testing the app but I don’t know many users who use it and I haven’t pushed it particularly hard.  I guess what I’m saying is that it might be a little buggy compared to other parts of the app. 

I’ll take a look and see if I can come up with a template script for you.  My guess is that some internal changes will be needed to fully support customisation.  What settings would you need to change?

Best wishes

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Jan 8, 2018, 12:01:17 PM1/8/18
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Hi Ira,

Thank you for the reply. It's good to know that scripting is possible. A template would be wonderful!

Here are the settings changes from the standard configuration:

General Tab: Uncheck - Notify when a sync is completed,  Check - Delete extraneous files at destination (Right Arrow selected), and Allowed Sync Directions - Check - left to right
Filters: Add filter. Pattern: "CaptureOne" Type: Exclude
Schedule: Check - Whenever a change occurs

The rest of the configuration is set to default. Thank you for taking the time to assist me with this. Please let me know if I can provide you with more information.

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