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Making it work correctly, part deux
Authored by: Algorythmn on Feb 18, '02 05:59:49PM
Ok, the main thing required to make the AppleScripts work as-is is to have AppleScript 1.8+, which adds the "do shell script" command. 1.8.1 comes w/OS X 10.1.2 and 1.8 w/the December 2001 Developer Tools Update.

The other thing I'm taking advantage of is removing the need to enter a password when using 'renice', which I found info for in another tip. Unfortunately, you have to use the rather unfriendly 'vi' editor for this part. If you haven't used 'vi' before, I suggest opening a Terminal window and typing "man vi" to get the command-keys down. Or you can view this webpage:

man: vi

Here's what to do in Terminal ( [...] = vi command-keys to enter ):

1) type:
sudo visudo
2) enter your password when prompted

3) move to the last line [j or down-arrow] and add this line [o]:
%admin ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/renice
4) hit escape to leave input-mode and save the file [:w]

Once this is done, admins can use "sudo renice" without having to enter a password.

If you're still having problems, you're welcome to email me and let me know what it's complaining about.




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