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    Need command plz :)
    Is there a command in terminal or apple script for a Message to pop up every time one of the users on my computer logs in??? THX

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    what kind of message and to whom? Oh and what kind of login?
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    Just
    When a user logs into my computer i can not get like a message to pop up saying welcome to my name here computer Is there any command or script for that oh and i am running 10.5 And the usr on my comp would be the guest account

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    Used to be able to just modify /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist

    by adding

    <key>LoginwindowText</key>
    <string>text goes here </string>


    sudo defaults write com.apple.loginwindow LoginwindowText "Don't be stupid"

    might work.
    mike
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    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Well, that works.. but it's not a pop up, it's just text in the login window. Lemme keep digging/remembering
    mike
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    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    You can change the text in the login window using Onyx too.

    masakatsu agatsu

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    yes you can, and it's likely easier. but I prefer.. when possible.. to give the method available 'out of the box'

    Yea, I'm weird like that
    mike
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    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    yes you can, and it's likely easier. but I prefer.. when possible.. to give the method available 'out of the box'

    Yea, I'm weird like that
    Your talking to a *Nix geek, no need to justify using the command line! I am just making it easier for others.
    masakatsu agatsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    Used to be able to just modify /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist

    by adding

    <key>LoginwindowText</key>
    <string>text goes here </string>


    sudo defaults write com.apple.loginwindow LoginwindowText "Don't be stupid"

    might work.
    WOW it worked for one of the 10.3.9 comps i have. but will it work for 10.5

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    the sudo defaults write com.apple.loginwindow LoginwindowText "Don't be stupid" will work in 10.5, works in 10.5.4
    mike
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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