Running a command in Terminal from Automator?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by JGruber, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2006
    Ok, so on my OSX server, we have Python running at 100% CPU usage at random times, and to get it to stop, I'm forced to run a Terminal command.

    I want to know if it is possible to use Automator to run said command in Terminal under root once a day at a given time, with no user input.

    The command I am using is
    sudo killall -9 Python
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    You're probably better off scheduling it with cron.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    cron is probably what you want, but if you really need to do it in Automator, you can create a shell script with your command in it and then use the "Run Shell Script" action.

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