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seanboy50

seanboy50

Member Since 10 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 11 2013 01:50 PM
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Applescript for running sudo commands in terminal

10 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

I'm a newbie when it comes to Applescript and was wondering if someone could help with a basic request. I need to write a small script to do the following:

 

1. Launch terminal

2. Run the 'Sudo -s' command

3. Enter the administrator password (in plain text)

and then

4. run some sudo commands like "sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow HiddenUsersList -array-add administrator"

 

I actually WANT the administrator password to be in the script in plain text even though I understand the security risks (I will literally be the only person to ever see the script). I've trawled forums all over but can't seem to find what I am looking for and cannot get it working by patching together the various commands I have found. Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

 

Sean

 

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