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10.4: run Carbon Copy Cloner - this method cannot work
Authored by: fact0r on Jun 25, '05 04:20:40AM

This cannot work (unless you login to the Mac as root as standard practice). The way "open" works:

The Terminal command "open" launches an Application by calling "Launch Services". "Launch Services" launches the application using the security context of the currently active window manager.

That is - "open" always launches an Application as the user currently "Logged In" to the Mac.

This is a major limitation when compared to both Windows and Linux.

If Carbon Copy Cloner doesn't get upgraded for 10.4 soon I will write my own clone tool (that uses identical system commands to get the job done). Should take me less than 6 hours starting from scratch. Carbon Copy Cloner has been a fantastic tool - it is hugely inconvenient not to be able to clone the currently active volume at the moment.

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custom backup script?
Authored by: sjk on Oct 29, '05 04:16:31PM

So, did you spend six hours writing that custom backup script? Spending $20 for SuperDuper! has been worth well more than the time it would have taken me to write and maintain a custom "clone backup" utility.

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10.4: run Carbon Copy Cloner - this method cannot work
Authored by: Anonymous on Jan 04, '07 03:20:55PM