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Remote File Information

Automation Workshop includes the Remote File Information Action that retrieves metadata about a file located on a remote server. The retrieved data include the file name, last modified date, file size, permissions, and owner information. The information is stored as a Variable Wizard value and can be easily used in any of the subsequent Actions.

Features & highlights

  • Remote filesystems supported: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and DigitalOcean Spaces.
  • Retrieves information on a file in a remote directory and stores it as a Variable Wizard value.
  • Returns file name, file modified timestamp, and size.
  • Retrieves permissions and owner information.
  • Check the existence of a file or folder on a remote cloud server.


  • File · Retrieve information on files on a remote server.
  • Options · Set the Action state and custom display name, define automated error workarounds, and enable an option to log only critical errors.


  • Remote File Information integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…
  • Moreover, not only utilize Remote File Information variables, but also seamlessly integrate them with a diverse array of other file and folder variables from local disks, mapped drives, network shares, and remote servers—FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the Remote File Information Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using the quick «RFI» shortcut.

Contents & metadata…

Automation Workshop provides a wide range of Actions to access and modify file contents, properties, and metadata.


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