[RC5] "Pause if running" on Mac

Chris Jones chris at chris-j.net
Mon Apr 28 02:14:12 EDT 2003


An option might be to use the "pause if this file is present"
functionality and create/delete a file as part of the login scripts

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Chris Jones

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> howdy crunchers
> 
> i'd like to set up dnetc in a lab at our university. we're 
> talking about 15 powermac g4 machines (running mac os 10.2) - 
> they would be a good addition to my private machines...
> 
> the problem is that i can't have the client run all the time, 
> not even with the default low priority. i'd like the client 
> to run only when the log-in screen is present, and to pause 
> or shutdown when someone is logged in locally, and unpause or 
> relaunch when this someone logs out again.
> 
> i thought that by doing a ./dnetc -install and setting the 
> option "Pause if running" to "Finder" would do the trick, but 
> it doesn't. it seems that neither "Finder" nor "Dock" seem to 
> work to trigger the pause. using "Safari" works, but as not 
> every user runs Safari all the time this is not good enough.
> 
> any ideas how i could fix this behaviour? or can you think of 
> another approach to get the same result?
> 
> best regards, oliver
> 
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