Touch - an Automator workflow (OS X 10.4 or newer)
An Automator workflow ready for Finder context menu.
The action performed is quite simple: selected items receive a "touch" (a Unix command), and this updates their modification date.

Update remote folders content view

Sometimes the content of a network folder (samb or other protocolol) we can see on the Mac doesn't reflect remote changes.
In this case by selecting the floder and "touching" it (choose "Touch" from Automator context menu) a refresh of the view is forced.

© and Credits

Original software by
Author: Marco Balestra
This software is povided "as is", without warranty.
It is freeware, but not public domain: in order to redistribute it author's clearance is required.

© and Credits



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