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I've just created an Automator workflow and I'm using crontab to execute it at night. The problem is that, after a while, the machine is going to sleep and a password is required (this is the intended behaviour).

Unfortunately, Automator seems to be unable to perform the task when the password is required. It works like a charm if the "password required" dialog is not displayed (before the sleep).

Any suggestion on how to solve this?

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roberto, in the future please use the [osx] tag asking about software issues. the [mac] tag should be used for Macintosh hardware. – quack quixote Jun 3 '10 at 9:37
Sure. I noticed your edit and I've applied it to my following question. – Roberto Aloi Jun 3 '10 at 9:52
Is there any reason it has to be run at night? – Mike Wills Jun 3 '10 at 13:31

Have you tried using an iCal task? I use this for a couple things and seems to work for me.

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