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

Dave Zarzycki zarzycki at apple.com
Tue Jan 29 17:21:06 PST 2008

On Jan 29, 2008, at 1:44 PM, Galen Sprague wrote:
> On 1/29/08 4:07 PM, "Dave Zarzycki" <zarzycki at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 29, 2008, at 12:24 PM, Galen Sprague wrote:
>>> On 1/29/08 3:19 PM, "Dave Zarzycki" <zarzycki at apple.com> wrote:
>>>> 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,
>>> I have also tried adding multiple WatchPaths by editing the .plist
>>> file but
>>> it only seems to use the first WatchPath, is there away around
>>> this?  Do I
>>> need to create another attribute so it watches more than one path?
>> Can you please supply an example configuration file?
> Here you go...
> <example.zip>

Where are you installing this configuration file?


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