I have put the finishing touches on AppleJack 1.4.2. The change log is:
#1.4.2 +[Feature request 1214481]: When corrupt preference files are
moved into the Preferences (Corrupt) folder they are now given the
same path (directory structure) that they had in the Preferences
folder, so a user can see where the files existed before being moved.
- [Bug fix 1025554]: Added an alias test to the preference
file test, so it will not identify aliases with .plist extensions as
corrupt. (This had been a problem, for example, with BBEdit's "Recent
- AppleJack now correctly handles cases where a requested
preference directory does not exist.
- [Bug fix 1214475]: Removed .xml files from the preference
file check routine.
+ Added checking of root preferences (/var/root/Library/Preferences).
+ Improved handling of background processes.
+ Improved the user directory listing. It grab directories
from NetInfo instead of from just doing an `ls` on the User
directory. This might yield extraneous entries (especially entries
for system daemons etc.), but is cleaner than guessing at different
end-users' folder structure.
+ Improved the handling of the built-in commands to always
use the ones in the /bin or /usr/bin directory, if available. This
should help alleviate problems due to user-installed custom commands
by the same name as well as custom aliases to those commands.
I have not posted the new version yet as I only have two machines to
test it on, and would prefer to have a few "thumbs up" reports back
from a few users. If you feel inclined to help me, please write back
to me at kwidholm@..., and I'll e-mail you the disk
If you experience any problems or odd behavior, please report:
1) Your machine type
2) Your OS version
3) If you have partitioned your hard drive, and if so, how
4) If your user directories or other important directories are
located on another volume.
5) If you are using FileVault.
6) Anything else that might be unusual about your configuration.
Thanks. If I can get a half dozen positive reports, I'll post the new
version for general download.
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