[launchd-dev] EnableGlobbing no longer supported on OS X 10.10?

Damien Sorresso dsorresso at apple.com
Fri Oct 3 09:01:17 PDT 2014


Yes, that key is no longer implemented. Please file a bug so we can either update the documentation or implement it.

On 3 Oct, 2014, at 00:42, Adam Nohejl <adam at lokiware.info> wrote:
> Dear Launchd list,
> I use EnableGlobbing in my launchd.plist in order to launch a tool located in a user's directory (this way I can use ~ and I do not need to hard-wire the user's directory path, which can of course change any time, even in OS X[^1]).
> On OS X 10.10 GM candidate, the key is still documented in the man page and I can even see a new LAUNCH_JOBKEY_ENABLEGLOBBING in the XPC API diffs.
> But in reality, I see this:
> com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (my.bundle.id) The EnableGlobbing key is no longer respected. Please remove it.
> Why is the key being removed? Is there going to be any replacement for referring to paths in user's home directory?
> [^1]: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
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