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Sample script to set the desktop with desktoppr
## sets the desktop using `desktoppr`
# set the path to the desktop image file here
picturepath="/Library/Desktop Pictures/BoringBlueDesktop.png"
# verify the image exists
if [[ ! -f "$picturepath" ]]; then
echo "no file at $picturepath, exiting"
exit 1
# verify that desktoppr is installed
if [[ ! -x "$desktoppr" ]]; then
echo "cannot find desktoppr at $desktoppr, exiting"
exit 1
# get the current user
loggedInUser=$(/usr/bin/python -c 'from SystemConfiguration import SCDynamicStoreCopyConsoleUser; import sys; username = (SCDynamicStoreCopyConsoleUser(None, None, None) or [None])[0]; username = [username,""][username in [u"loginwindow", None, u""]]; sys.stdout.write(username + "\n");')
# test if a user is logged in
if [[ $loggedInUser != "" ]]; then
# get the uid
uid=$(id -u "$loggedInUser")
# do what you need to do
launchctl asuser "$uid" "$desktoppr" "$picturepath"
echo "no user logged in, no desktop set"
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