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10.7: Mount AFP volume with root bug
Authored by: arcticmac on Jan 09, '12 10:53:58AM

It's true, people will tend to suggest that doing a full login as root is probably doing it wrong. I'm generally inclined to agree, but before I pass judgement, I _would_ love to hear what it is that you're using it for? Similar to one previous poster, I haven't done a GUI root login since 10.2. That's not to say that I don't use sudo quite a lot, and once in a while even 'sudo bash' (that's usually when I'm needing to do rooted things on someone else's machine and don't want to have to ask for their password 35 times).

So, what is it that you're doing?

Also, re the original post, wouldn't it be a whole lot easier to just (haven't tried this)

sudo -u guest osascript -e 'mount volume "afp://username:password@server/path/"'

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