[launchd-dev] User agent modified file check for all users?

Dave Zarzycki zarzycki at apple.com
Tue Jan 29 12:19:14 PST 2008

On Jan 29, 2008, at 12:14 PM, Nathan Duran wrote:

> On Jan 29, 2008, at 11:40 AM, Galen Sprague wrote:
>> I had a question about creating a User Agent for multiple users in  
>> Lingon.  Is there a way to set the When:Run it if this file is  
>> modified as: ~/Library/Preferences/com.systempreferences.plist  
>> instead of /Users/loggedInUser/LibraryPreferences/ 
>> com.apple.systempreferences.plist? It doesn’t seem to recognize ~/ 
>> Library
>> This way my terminal command will run if any User’s  
>> com.apple.systempreferences.plist is modified.
> I can't really imagine this being possible. How is launchd supposed  
> to know which user's directory the tilde should be expanded into at  
> any given moment considering the fact that multiple users can be  
> logged in concurrently?

There is one launchd per user, so in theory, it shouldn't be hard.  
Unfortunately, the "~" magic doesn't work for WatchPaths at the  
moment. Feel free to file a bug,


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