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Mark Paterson
system.callSystem unable to reveal folder in Finder
on Nov 14, 2019 at 1:19:38 am
Last Edited By Mark Paterson on Nov 14, 2019 at 1:58:23 am

I have a Terminal command which reveals in Finder the most recent modified folder on my Render Farm drive. This helps me to quickly locate and delete any frames if I need to re-render, etc. The command is…

cd /Volumes/Render\ Farm/ && cd "$(\ls -1dt ./*/ | head -n 1)" && open "`pwd`"

However, when I run the same command inside of an AE script, nothing happens. The folder is not displayed in Finder…

myPanel.grp.group9.getRenderDir.onClick = function() {
var revealRenderDir = "cd /Volumes/Render\ Farm/ && cd \"$(ls -1dt ./*/ | head -n 1)\" && open \"`pwd`\"";

Is there something I have done wrong? I believe I have correctly backslashed the quotes.

As an alternative idea - is there another way to reveal the current render folder in Finder? Similar to how you can reveal the current project location with…

myPanel.grp.group8.getAEP.onClick = function() {

if(app.project.file !== null){
var path = app.project.file.fsName;

var revealAEP = "open -R " + path;

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