Shortcut: Copy link to file

I worry that this is wildly engineered, but I couldn’t find an easy way (or way at all?) to quickly grab a URL to a file on my Mac. At least some cursory web searches suggested I’m not the only one, so even if there is a simple way, it is not simply found 😂

So of course, I made a Shortcut:

Download my Copy link to file Shortcut →

It doesn’t work cross-platform, because there doesn’t seem to be a URL scheme for Files on i(Pad)OS (but please let me know if I’m wrong!). I use this via Finder Quick Actions, so that I can right-click → Quick Actions → Copy link to file, and then I have a link to the file on my clipboard. Useful for referencing files in a Things task or Agenda note!

HeyScottyJ @heyscottyj