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I have the following script on my Mac Mini headless server, that sends me pictures of the desktop if a shut down fails. That way I can see what is causing it.

After the upgrade to OS 10.13.6 (highest it can run), this script no longer works. I did loads of trying and testing but do not get it to work. I must oversee something I think.

Here is the script:

set dFolder to "/Users/ganesh/Desktop/"

repeat 1 times — Repeat XX times.

set tTime to do shell script "date +%T"

set dDate to do shell script "date +%d"

do shell script ("mkdir -p " & dFolder)

do shell script ("/usr/sbin/screencapture " & dFolder & dDate & "-time-" & tTime & ".png") — Capture screen.

delay 1 — Wait for xx seconds.

end repeat

tell application "Finder" to try

set tFiles to ((every file whose name contains "-time-")) as alias list

on error

set tFiles to ((every file whose name contains "-time-")) as alias as list

end try

set docfolderpath to path to desktop folder as string

set yourfolder to "~/Desktop/" ——— the folder with the documents

set pathtoyourfolder to docfolderpath & yourfolder & ":" as string

set FNDVAR to "-time-" ——–your "FIND" variable for the files

set ppath to quoted form of POSIX path of pathtoyourfolder

set theSender to ""

set thercpnt to "" —- you could have a list here and do a repeat

set theFiles to (do shell script "mdfind -onlyin " & "~/Desktop/" & " 'kMDItemDisplayName == \"*" & FNDVAR & "*\"'") ——seems to be faster than finder

set theattachmentspaths to {} ——preparing list for attachment paths

repeat with x from 1 to the count of paragraphs in theFiles

set theF to alias POSIX file (paragraph x of theFiles)

set end of theattachmentspaths to theF

end repeat

tell application "Finder"

set theSubject to short date string of (current date) & (" Shutdown Failed > PNG") — change as needed

set theBody to "Pics enclosed" — change as needed

tell application "Mail"

delay 2

set newMessage to make new outgoing message with properties {address:thercpnt, subject:theSubject, content:theBody & return & return}

tell newMessage

set visible to true

set sender to theSender

make new to recipient at beginning of to recipients with properties {address:thercpnt}

repeat with y from 1 to count of items in theattachmentspaths

delay 2

set theAttachment to item y in theattachmentspaths

tell content

make new attachment with properties {file name:theAttachment} at after the last paragraph

end tell

delay 2

end repeat

end tell

delay 2

send newMessage

end tell


end tell

I get the following error:

error "Mail got an error: Can’t make {address:\" \", subject:\"26/03/2020 Shutdown Failed > PNG\", content:\"Pics enclosed

\"} into type properties of outgoing message." number -1700 from {address:" ", subject:"26/03/2020 Shutdown Failed > PNG", content:"Pics enclosed


Anybody got an idea as to why? Thanks.

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