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10.3: Launch iTunes even if its running elsewhere
Authored by: adrianm on Nov 16, '03 04:01:30AM
Another way around this problem is to launch it directly.

In Terminal:

/Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes

iTunes will run regardless of whether it was started someplace else.

This is probably a bit less drastic than becoming the superuser and killing off other people's processes.

This hint can of course be wrapped in a do shell script applescript and placed, say, in the dock as Emergency iTunes. Examples of that are elsewhere so can leave as an example to the reader.

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10.3: Launch iTunes even if its running elsewhere
Authored by: dmackler on Nov 16, '03 01:13:51PM

Or, more cleanly, replace the kill command with the following:

osascript -e 'Tell application "iTunes" to quit'

and that will do a clean GUI quit. This must run administrator rights, just as the command within the hint does.

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David



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