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terminal-notifer Scripts Via the JSS

Scripts run as root when executed via the JSS.  This caused problems when trying to send notifications using terminal-notifier to users because root does not have a NotificationCenter instance, so any script using terminal-notifier would hang.  The trick to get around that is to run the command as the user.

I have been converting a lot of my shell scripts over to Python as it is more flexible and powerful.  This is script I wrote to send notifications while running as root.

It uses setuid  to pose as the user and then uses the Casper parameters to customize the notification message.  Tested on 10.9.


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