Date in Filename

Summary: Appends the “Date Added” to the filenames of the selected records.
Requires: EagleFiler
Install Location: ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/EagleFiler/
Last Modified: 2015-05-13


If you import a bunch of identically named files, you’ll get a bunch of identically named records (with a counter) in the library. This script lets you add the date to the end of the filename to help keep track of which is which, and to improve the sort order.

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tell application "EagleFiler"
set _records to selected records of browser window 1
tell library document 1
repeat with _record in _records
set _base to _record's title
set _dateString to my dateStringFromDate(_record's added date)
set _newName to _base & " " & _dateString
set filename of _record to _newName
end repeat
end tell
end tell

on dateStringFromDate(_date) -- YYYY-MM-DD
set _year to year of _date as string
set _month to my pad((month of _date as integer) as string)
set _day to my pad(day of _date as string)
return _year & "-" & _month & "-" & _day
end dateStringFromDate

on pad(_string)
if length of _string is 1 then
set _string to "0" & _string
end if
return _string
end pad