|Jul 30, 2013, 05:48 PM||#1|
Open app as root on user login?
Some of the apps I regularly use require root access, otherwise I'd be typing my password repeatedly. (for example, TunlrSwitcher would otherwise pop up a password prompt every time I try to change the DNS)
So I run these apps as root via terminal, but the sudo command obviously requires a password. This is a problem because I want these apps to run on boot without having to manually type in my password to launch them. Is there some way to do this? Windows has a few workarounds IIRC.
|Jul 31, 2013, 03:58 PM||#4|
The recommended way of doing this is via launchd. You create a reverse-domain named .plist file following the specifications laid out in the launchd.plist man page. For example, I like to have my IRC bouncer to be running after booting my laptop without having to remember to login and start it. I created a file called com.electricsheep.znc.plist with the following contents:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <?DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"?> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Label</key> <string>com.electricsheep.znc</string> <key>ProgramArguments</key> <array> <string>/usr/local/bin/znc</string> <string>-f</string> <string>-r</string> <string>--datadir=/Users/esheep/.znc/</string> </array> <key>KeepAlive</key> <true/> <key>UserName</key> <string>esheep</string> </dict> </plist>
The man page for launchd.plist outlines the options available for configuring launch agents and daemons.
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