Merge Records

Summary: Create a new record with the text content of the selected records.
Requires: EagleFiler
Install Location: ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/EagleFiler/
Last Modified: 2020-01-21


Select multiple records (in plain text, rich text, Word, OpenDocument, or Web archive format) and invoke this script to create a new merged record (in rich text format) with all the text concatenated. The original records are moved to the trash. No tags or notes are transferred to the new record.

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tell application "EagleFiler"
set _tempFolder to POSIX path of (create temporary folder name "EFMergeRecords")
set _sepPath to _tempFolder & "/Sep.txt"
do shell script "echo > " & _sepPath's quoted form
set _records to selected records of browser window 1
tell library document 1
set _script to "/usr/bin/textutil -cat rtfd"
repeat with _record in _records
set _file to _record's file
set _path to POSIX path of _file
set _script to _script & " " & _path's quoted form
set _script to _script & " " & _sepPath's quoted form
end repeat
set _destName to "Merged " & basename of item 1 of _records & ".rtfd"
set _destPath to _tempFolder & "/" & _destName
set _script to _script & " -output " & _destPath's quoted form
do shell script _script
import files {_destPath}
repeat with _record in _records
set _record's container to trash
end repeat
end tell
end tell