command to logout user

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Sunil, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Sunil macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2005
    Hi Guys,

    Can any body tell me what is the command to logout user from system?

    I know the "reboot" and "shutdown" command but I don't know how to logout the user from system.

    Previously I was using Carbon API "SendAppleEventToSystemProcess" to restart,shutdown and logout in my Cocoa application. But now I have mad one daemon now this API is not working in my daemon. So I m looking for system commands to achieve these things.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    I don't know why it wouldn't work. The AE event is kAELogOut. If the Carbon functions aren't working (are you linking against Carbon.framework?), you could always use NSTask/system() and call the AppleScript directly with osascript.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Is the daemon running as the user? Or as another user (non-root). I'd imagine the system would not let you log other users out unless you are the super user.

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