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Scripting the finder with Applescript in OS X (10.3.x)

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In OS X (10.3) I cannot figure out how to write an Applescript to restart an unattended computer (at a scheduled time). Using the "restart" command (as in OS 9) will only bring up the restart/shutdown dialog box.  I am not sure how to tell the finder to ignore the dialog.
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by:mbarkdull
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The way I would recommend is send the following command to the terminal as sudo.

Be warned:  Scripting a Super User password is not recommended by many experts.

sudo shutdown -r now
********

Not exactly sure how AppleScript handles terminal commands and input to it.  I'll see if I can find out.  It would be nice if the password could be encrypted in the script as well.
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by:ravenbio
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Unfortunately, I don't have a clue as to how I would script the terminal...
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brettmjohnson earned 250 total points
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> Unfortunately, I don't have a clue as to how I would script the terminal...

Ah, but Dr John Trimmer does:

http://www.osxfaq.com/Tutorials/as_unix/index2.ws

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by:ravenbio
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Actually, that link is quite useful, thanks!
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