This isn’t strictly an Apple Script question, but depending on the answer, I might be doing what I’m doing wrong anyway so I figured I’d ask here.
I have an Apple Script application that is split into a few different scripts (one to handle incoming requests, one to process them in order etc.), and to make sure requests don’t “collide”, I write a PID file on start and delete it at the end, so I can check if there’s a PID file for my application and decide to wait or to start.
I write my PID files to /private/var/run/ (that’s where they should be, right?) and because the user running these scripts isn’t root, he doesn’t have permission to write there. So I created a sub folder at that location and chown’d it to the right user. This works fine, except every time I reboot my mac, that folder gets deleted. I tried putting a .keep file in it, but that was no help.
Is this a privilege issue or should I be doing this completely different?
Model: MacBook Pro
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.5)