Append to File / appendtofile (internally is.workflow.actions.file.append)

description

summary

Adds the text passed as input to the end of the specified file.

note

If no file exists yet at the specified path, a new file will be created. Make sure to include a file extension (usually .txt) at the end of your path.

output

The file that was appended to

usage

appendtofile service=("iCloud Drive" | "Dropbox") filepath="string" mode=("Append" | "Prepend") makenewline=(true | false | variable)

arguments


service: Storage Service Picker (Docs)

Allows Variables: true

Accepts a string or variable containing one of the options:

  • iCloud Drive
  • Dropbox

filepath: Text (Docs)

Placeholder: "example.txt" Allows Variables: true

Accepts a string or text with the text.


mode: Enumeration (Docs)

Default Value: "Append" Allows Variables: true

Accepts a string or variable containing one of the options:

  • Append
  • Prepend

makenewline: Switch (Docs)

Default Value: true Allows Variables: true

Accepts a boolean or a variable.


source json (for developers)

{
	"ActionClass": "WFAppendFileAction",
	"ActionKeywords": [
		"add",
		"text",
		"prepend"
	],
	"Category": "Documents",
	"CreationDate": "2017-03-13T05:00:00.000Z",
	"Description": {
		"DescriptionNote": "If no file exists yet at the specified path, a new file will be created. Make sure to include a file extension (usually .txt) at the end of your path.",
		"DescriptionResult": "The file that was appended to",
		"DescriptionSummary": "Adds the text passed as input to the end of the specified file."
	},
	"IconName": "Documents.png",
	"Input": {
		"Multiple": false,
		"Required": true,
		"Types": [
			"WFStringContentItem"
		]
	},
	"Name": "Append to File",
	"Output": {
		"Multiple": false,
		"OutputName": "Append to File",
		"Types": [
			"public.data"
		]
	},
	"Parameters": [
		{
			"AlwaysRequiresServiceResource": true,
			"AlwaysShowsButton": true,
			"Class": "WFStorageServicePickerParameter",
			"Key": "WFFileStorageService",
			"Label": "Service"
		},
		{
			"AutocapitalizationType": "None",
			"Class": "WFTextInputParameter",
			"Description": "The name or path of the file to retrieve. For example, if you are appending a file called “notes.txt” in a folder called “Public”, use “/Public/notes.txt”.",
			"DisableAutocorrection": true,
			"Key": "WFFilePath",
			"KeyboardType": "WebSearch",
			"Label": "File Path",
			"Placeholder": "example.txt",
			"Prefix": "/Shortcuts/",
			"TextAlignment": "Left"
		},
		{
			"Class": "WFEnumerationParameter",
			"DefaultValue": "Append",
			"Items": [
				"Append",
				"Prepend"
			],
			"Key": "WFAppendFileWriteMode",
			"Label": "Mode"
		},
		{
			"Class": "WFSwitchParameter",
			"DefaultValue": true,
			"Key": "WFAppendOnNewLine",
			"Label": "Make New Line"
		}
	],
	"ShortName": "Append to File",
	"Subcategory": "File Storage"
}