I have a script to be started at boot. Script was loaded into lauchd using launchctl load ...

Error I have in the logs:

Apr 17 14:02:07 win com.apple.launchd.peruser.502[158] (my.script[184]): Exited with exit code: 1

That script needs root privs to be able to function, and from what I read on interweb launchd gives root at the time of launch. Starting script after boot up manually works 100%

It exits with code 1, how do I find more info what exactly is wrong?

  • Did you write that script yourself? If so, please post it.
    – Daniel Beck
    Apr 17 '11 at 18:22

launchd will run launch jobs in your personal folder using your own user privileges. It's only root in /Library/ and /System/Library.

See this related question.

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