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    How To Deal With An UPS Not Recognized By MacOS
    I recently bought a Leonics UPS (made here in Thailand, I think). It is not recognized by MacOS, but it does sort of work with a third party UPS app.

    Unfortunately, the app very clumsily handles recalcitrant Mac apps on shutdown. If an app prevents shutdown the UPS tries again and again about every minute, even after power is restored. Plus, it sends an email each and every time. If I were away from home when this happened Iíd end up with thousands of identical email messages.

    I think I can do better. But, the exact strategy eludes me. The UPS will run a script instead of shutting down, so, Iím thinking of that, but....

    How does the MacOS execute a UPS triggered shutdown? I presume it does something like

    Code:
    shutdown -u
    But, how does it handle apps that wonít politely quit? Does it nicely ask every app to quit and then force quit the ones that donít cooperate?

    Also, since "shutdown" requires administrator privileges, I need a way to cleanly accomplish that. I was think along the lines of a system LaunchAgent that would watch a path and then run the shutdown command when the UPS script changes that path.

    Any other ideas?

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    Have you tried checking with the Leonics UPS support people for some help and support with your Mac???:
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    Have you tried checking with the Leonics UPS support people for some help and support with your Mac???:
    LEONICS
    Yes, they're the ones who suggested I use the ViewPower HTML software.

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