[tor-relays] Help With Autoupdating Tor Software

Keifer Bly keifer.bly at gmail.com
Tue May 1 17:58:45 UTC 2018


So on Mac OS X, I am using crontab to automatically run a script I wrote for Mac OS High Sierra to automatically update the tor relaying software every day at 1am.

The cron command I am using is this: 0 1 * * * /Users/oldimac/Desktop/update\ tor.scpt

The script I wrote seems to work fine for updating tor, however it seems to have trouble updating homebrew.

Here are the contents of the script:

do shell script "$ which brew
/usr/local/bin/brew update"
do shell script "$ which brew
/usr/local/bin/brew upgrade tor"

When the script is run, the output is this:

sh: $: command not found
Error: tor already installed

So it seems to be that it updates tor ok but when it tries to update homebrew the error is “command not found”.

I previously tried do shell script “brew update” however that only turns to a "command not found" error and only works in terminal but not AppleScript.

Also, after writing the crontab command, I launched crontab via terminal via running “crontab” which loads to a blank Terminal screen. Do you know of a way I can check the script actually ran?

Thank you very much.

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