How to Rename Workflows?

By: Richard Glaser, University of Utah - Revised: 2009-03-23 richard


Default Workflows
A workflow is the heart of Podcast Producer that is used to define the tasks used for intro/extro, transitions, encoding, and publishing of podcasts. A workflow is a bundle (aka package) or a directory in the file system that groups related resources together in one place. Other examples of bundles include applications, frameworks, and plug-ins.

Workflow Bundle

To display the contents of the workflow bundle, Ctrl+Click (or Right+Click) on the workflow and select "Show Package Contents" from the contextual menu.

Workflow Bundle - Show Package Contents

If you want to create a custom workflow, one option is to copy one of the default workflows located in...


For example, here are all the default workflows supplied by Apple...

Default Workflow List

Custom Workflows
And it is recommended to setup custom workflows at:


This is recommend because workflows stored in the default location could be overwritten without warning during a software update and you would lose all your custom workflows and work if you don't have a backup.

Copy Workflows
Next, using the command line tool cp (or other options) or Finder to copy default workflow to begin the process of creating your custom workflow.

For example, this is how you could make a copy of a default workflow with the "cp" command line tool.

cp -R "/System/Library/PodcastProducer/Workflows/iTunes U.pwf" "/Library/PodcastProducer/Workflows/"

Rename Workflow
Next, you want to rename the *.pdf file to the name you would like to call your custom workflow, either use Finder or command line like "mv" command.

For example, this is how you can use the "mv" command...

mv "/Library/PodcastProducer/Workflows/iTunes U.pwf" "/Library/PodcastProducer/Workflows/my_custom_workflow.pwf"