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Authored by: dmoore on Jan 27, '12 08:15:51AM

This doesn't seem to work for me in OSX Lion.

I have the Cron setup to start on 8am M-F for 3 hrs.
0 8 * * 1,2,3,4,5 osascript /Users/myname/Library/Scripts/selfcontrol.scpt 180

I have Usable Keychain Scripting installed into Users/myname/Library/ScriptingAdditions

I entered my password into Keychain Access for "SelfControl" item, always allowing access to Usable Keychain Scripting.

When the cron runs, SelfControl starts, sets itself to 3 hours, and then sits there. The "Start" button is not clicked. I have to manually click it. This defeats the purpose of the entire script, as I can just never click "Start" and go about wasting time.

If I go into AppleScript Editor, open the selfcontrol.scpt file, and click "Run", the script runs properly, opens SelfControl, presses Start, and all is well. Why doesn't it work with the Cron?



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