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I'm searching for a custom method to limit access to our mac. Parental controls allow you to limit time by school nights and weekend time chunks through system preferences. However, I want more options for the limiting. For example, on Mondays I want access available from 2pm to 5pm and then again from 8pm to 10pm limited to 2 hours total login time. Tuesdays may get different time ranges and total access time.

It seems like I should be able to do this by modifying the com.apple.familycontrols.timelimits.v2.plist file. But it gets rewritten back to the settings I have previously set through system preferences.

I don't want to use a 3rd party software for this. It seems that I should be able to accomplish what I want by manipulating settings "under the hood". Any ideas on how I might do this?

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I would use the Automator application and set it there with Calendar events.

All you have to do is crate different events (shut down times and dates).

Example:

shut down

  • Interesting idea. Can this be customized to each user? – Shanderson Jun 9 '15 at 0:54
  • You mean this to run per user. The one I am showing is just strictly date/time related, regardless who is using it. – Ruskes Jun 9 '15 at 1:29

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