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View Python 3.8.5 framework build
$ ./ --python-version 3.8.5
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 28.8M 100 28.8M 0 0 6860k 0 0:00:04 0:00:04 --:--:-- 6860k
Expanding /var/folders/tc/sd4_mtvj14jdy7cg21m2gmcw000495/T/tmpdhiqv6m3...
Extracting /var/folders/tc/sd4_mtvj14jdy7cg21m2gmcw000495/T/tmpdhiqv6m3__expanded__/Python_Framework.pkg/Payload to ./Python.framework...
Ensuring correct modes for files in /Users/Shared/relocatable-python/Python.framework...
Analyzing /Users/Shared/relocatable-python/Python.framework...
gregneagle /
Created Mar 9, 2020
Guess what this can be used for? (Hint: read the comments)
# This script is designed to be run as root, perhaps by a management tool
# It takes one argument, a path to an app to be launched (or a name of an app,
# if you don't mind LaunchServices deciding which if any app to launch)
# If the current console user is not a member of the admin group, the user will
# be added to to the group. The app will then be launched in the console user's
# context.
# When the app exits (or this script is killed via SIGINT), if we had promoted
gregneagle / Makefile
Created Mar 5, 2020
Make your own PPPC/TCC avoidance wrapper!
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SIGNINGIDENTITY="insert signing identity here"
fudo: main.c
$(CC) -o fudo main.c
codesign -s $(SIGNINGIDENTITY) -i $(IDENTIFIER) fudo
gregneagle / startosinstall_10.12.6_normalboot.txt
Last active Apr 11, 2020
Comparison of startosinstall's available options depending on boot OS environment
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bash-3.2$ /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --usage
Usage: startosinstall --applicationpath <install path>
--applicationpath, a path to copy of the OS installer application to start the install with.
--license, prints the user license agreement only.
--agreetolicense, agree to license the license you printed with --license.
--rebootdelay, how long to delay the reboot at the end of preparing. This delay is in seconds and has a maximum of 300 (5 minutes).
--pidtosignal, Specify a PID to which to send SIGUSR1 upon completion of the prepare phase. To bypass "rebootdelay" send SIGUSR1 back to startosinstall.
--usage, prints this message.
gregneagle /
Created Aug 1, 2017
Getting notified when a preference changes (using PyObjC)
from Foundation import NSObject, NSUserDefaults, NSKeyValueObservingOptionNew
from Foundation import NSRunLoop, NSDate
class PrefsObserver(NSObject):
def observe(self, domain, key):
self.domain = domain
self.key = key
if self:
self.defaults = NSUserDefaults.alloc().initWithSuiteName_(
gregneagle /
Last active Apr 19, 2022 Reads a preference, prints its value, type, and where it is defined.
import os
import sys
from CoreFoundation import (CFPreferencesAppValueIsForced,
import os
import pwd
from Foundation import CFPreferencesAppSynchronize
from Foundation import CFPreferencesSetValue
from Foundation import kCFPreferencesCurrentUser
from Foundation import kCFPreferencesCurrentHost
gregneagle /
Last active Apr 16, 2021
Based on sysctl function by Michael Lynn aka frogor aka pudquick aka ????
# Based on sysctl function by Michael Lynn
from ctypes import CDLL, c_uint, byref, create_string_buffer
from ctypes import cast, POINTER, c_int32, c_int64
from ctypes.util import find_library
import struct
libc = CDLL(find_library('c'))
import time
from Quartz import CGGetActiveDisplayList, CGGetOnlineDisplayList
from CoreFoundation import CFPreferencesCopyAppValue
def displayMirroringActive():
'''Returns True if any two displays are mirroring, False otherwise'''
'''Routines for manipulating the Dock'''
import os
import subprocess
from Foundation import NSURL
from Foundation import CFPreferencesAppSynchronize
from Foundation import CFPreferencesCopyAppValue
from Foundation import CFPreferencesSetAppValue