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Final Cut Pro X trial reset
#!/usr/bin/swift
import Foundation
let path = URL(fileURLWithPath: NSString(string: "~/Library/Application Support/.ffuserdata").expandingTildeInPath)
let data = try! NSData(contentsOf: path) as Data
let dictionary = try! NSKeyedUnarchiver.unarchiveTopLevelObjectWithData(data) as! NSDictionary
let mutableDictionary = dictionary.mutableCopy() as! NSMutableDictionary
for (key, value) in mutableDictionary {
if value is NSDate {
mutableDictionary[key] = Date()
}
}
try! NSKeyedArchiver.archivedData(withRootObject: mutableDictionary, requiringSecureCoding: false).write(to: path)
print("You'd better buy it")
@TehBrian
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@tueng1 I am trying to run your command in Sonoma but it doesn't work. Here's the error I get. Can you please help?

@karanmgandhi, run it in the Terminal app.

Shortcuts is running it as administrator and therefore ~ refers to root's home (as opposed to your user's home) which is not where .ffuserdata is stored.

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karanmgandhi commented Feb 21, 2024

Understood, tried it and it worked! Thanks a lot @TehBrian !

@andresreibel
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Install FCPX trial
Open terminal and run: crontab -e
Add line: 0 0 */90 * * rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/.ffuserdata
Save in nano: CTRL + O, Enter, CTRL + X
Save in vim: ESC, :wq, Enter
Verify cronjob: crontab -l

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