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Podcast Noter AppleScript
use AppleScript version "2.4" -- Yosemite (10.10) or later
use scripting additions
# Sample Keyboard Maestro macros at
# <https://sixcolors.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Podcast-Noter-Macros.kmmacros.zip>
on run argv
try
set theNote to (item 1 of argv)
on error
set theNote to ""
end try
set theSavePath to "/Users/jsnell/Desktop/" -- put your own path here
set theDatematch to (do shell script "date '+%Y%m%d'")
set theLatestMatch to date "Monday, January 1, 2001 at 12:00:00 AM"
try
tell application "Finder"
set theMatches to (every file of (POSIX file theSavePath as alias) whose name contains theDatematch)
set theWinner to item 1 of theMatches
repeat with i from 1 to (count of items in theMatches)
set theMatched to creation date of item i of theMatches
if theMatched > theLatestMatch then
set theLatestMatch to theMatched
set theWinner to item i of theMatches
end if
end repeat
set theStartTime to (creation date of theWinner)
end tell
on error
display notification "No session found."
return
end try
set theOffset to ((current date) - theStartTime)
set theTimeStamp to secondstoHMS from theOffset
if (theNote as text) = "" then
set theStamper to theTimeStamp
else
set theStamper to (theTimeStamp & " - " & (theNote as text))
end if
set theSafeDatematch to (do shell script "date -j -f '%A, %B %e, %Y at %I:%M:%S %p' '" & theStartTime & "' '+%b %d %H%M'")
do shell script ("echo " & quoted form of theStamper & " >> " & quoted form of (theSavePath & "Notes - " & theSafeDatematch & ".txt"))
end run
on secondstoHMS from theSeconds
tell theSeconds to return my pad(it div hours) & ":" & my pad(it mod hours div minutes) & ":" & my pad(it mod minutes)
end secondstoHMS
on pad(v)
return text -2 thru -1 of (v + 100 as text)
end pad
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jasonsnell commented Jan 6, 2022

made variable theSavePath into a written-out path so you can customize it if you want, not hard coded to desktop.

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jasonsnell commented Jan 6, 2022

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RandyWalker commented Jan 19, 2022

I can't seem to get this to work. I've changed line 14 to my desktop and I have a file with today's date (YYYYMMDD format) in the name located there.

Script Editor Replies:

tell application "Script Editor"
	get item 1
end tell
tell current application
	do shell script "date '+%Y%m%d'"
		--> "20220118"
end tell
tell application "Finder"
	get POSIX file "/Users/randy/Desktop/"
		--> error number -1728 from POSIX file "/Users/randy/Desktop/"
	get every file of alias "Macintosh HD:Users:randy:Desktop:" whose name contains "20220118"
		--> {document file "20220118.wav" of folder "Desktop" of folder "randy" of folder "Users" of startup disk}
	get creation date of document file "20220118.wav" of folder "Desktop" of folder "randy" of folder "Users" of startup disk
		--> date "Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 18:34:22"
	get creation date of document file "20220118.wav" of folder "Desktop" of folder "randy" of folder "Users" of startup disk
		--> date "Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 18:34:22"
end tell
tell current application
	current date
		--> date "Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 19:12:56"
Result:
error "The variable theNote is not defined." number -2753 from "theNote"

If I run it from Terminal, I get this:

% osascript podcast-noter.scpt 'swear' 
            [-f fmt date | [[[mm]dd]HH]MM[[cc]yy][.ss]] [+format] (1)MS]] ... 8, 2022 at 18:34:22'' using format ``%A, %B %e, %Y at %I:%M:%S %p''

Any advice? :)

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RandyWalker commented Jan 19, 2022

24-hour time strikes again! Your script is for 12-hour clocks, not 24. Once I switched my system to 12-hour time, it works just fine from Terminal and Stream Deck. (Still gives the same error in Script Editor thought!)

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