I have some launchctl scripts on Mojave that I am trying to now run on Catalina, but can't seem to get them to run. I made myself a very simple little plist as follows
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Label</key> <string>local.moveit</string> <key>StandardOutPath</key> <string>/Users/pheon/Library/Logs/local-moveit-stout.log</string> <key>StandardErrorPath</key> <string>/Users/pheon/Library/Logs/local-moveit-stderr.log</string> <key>ProgramArguments</key> <array> <string>mv</string> <string>/Users/pheon/Desktop/test/fileA</string> <string>/Users/pheon/Desktop/test/fileB</string> </array> <key>StartCalendarInterval</key> <dict> <key>Minute</key> <integer>1</integer> </dict> </dict> </plist>
Then I loaded it with
launchctl load local.moveit.plist
Restarted my machine.
Checked it was running.
$ launchctl list | grep moveit - 0 local.moveit
It is simply supposed to rename a file (which does exists), but it doesn't do anything, it doesn't report any errors. It seems dead.
I had read that there could be permission issues, so I gave
zsh "Full Disk Access" in System Preferences. I also downloaded LaunchControl.app to see if that would help. But it still doesn't work, and nothing is reporting that anything is amiss.
I have the following questions.
- How do I get this to work?
- What is it with this permissions thing? Is it safe to give those apps "Full Disk Access". Should I turn SIP off and on again? (What does that do anyway?)
An error message finally turned up in the log.
mv: rename /Users/pheon/Desktop/test/fileA to /Users/pheon/Desktop/test/fileB: Operation not permitted