I am trying to create a script to run from a Casper Server, I have managed to get the script to capture the current logged in user and I would like to move the fonts out of their ~/Library/Fonts/ folder.

I just keep getting an error that the folder does not exist, I think it is because I am trying to go to the hidden library folder, originally I thought it was because it couldn't find the "FontsRemoved" folder so I changed that to a variable too and I am still getting the error. Can someone assist with how I should maybe be calling this? I need to set user folders back to default for SOX compliance and I would rather have a backup of the fonts rather than overwriting the folder with a DMG of the folder, just in case there are fonts that the user require.

mkdir -m 777 /Users/Shared/FontsRemoved/

user=`/bin/ls -la /dev/console | /usr/bin/cut -d " " -f 4`


"mv /$user/Library/Fonts/* $fontsfolder"
  • Here is the error I am getting btw: /bin/bash: line 7: mv /room.one/Library/Fonts/* /Users/Shared/FontsRemoved/: No such file or directory – MrTrigger May 8 '17 at 16:10
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    mv /Users/$user/Library/Fonts/* $fontsfolder" – user4556274 May 8 '17 at 16:21
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    @MrTrigger Add that to the question, not a comment – Barmar May 8 '17 at 20:04
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    Don't put the command to execute inside quotes. – Barmar May 8 '17 at 20:04

The last command in your script is

"mv /$user/Library/Fonts/* $fontsfolder"

You get mv /room.one/Library/Fonts/* /Users/Shared/FontsRemoved/: No such file or directory because it tries to find a command with that name, including spaces.

That's because you have put the whole line in double quotes.

Instead, do

mv /"$user"/Library/Fonts/* "$fontsfolder"


mv /home/"$user"/Library/Fonts/* "$fontsfolder"


mv /Users/"$user"/Library/Fonts/* "$fontsfolder"

depending on where your home directories are located.

  • Thanks so much, the last line worked for me, that was driving me crazy! – MrTrigger May 9 '17 at 8:50

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