RE: [motus-wts] Unable to log in to Motus package

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Denis Lepage

Jan 31, 2024, 7:44:20 PMJan 31

Hi Michelle,


the Motus package was updated today, and a fix for this should be available if you update. The problem was unrelated to the password itself, which should have no restrictions on format or characters.


All the best


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From: [] On Behalf Of Michelle Moyer
Sent: 31-Jan-24 08:24
To: Motus Wildlife Tracking System
Subject: [motus-wts] Unable to log in to Motus package


I am attempting to download my tag detections in R, but I cannot make it past the log-in stage. Anytime I try to enter my password, I get an error message saying :Error in as.POSIXlt.character(x, tz, ...) : character string is not in a standard unambiguous format). 

It seems like it's trying to interpret the password as a date? Is there a specific type of password I need to have? My password is just lowercase characters. 

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Yolanda Morbey

Feb 1, 2024, 10:13:58 AMFeb 1

Hi Denis,


Speaking of passwords, is it possible to provide our password to log into Motus via R in non-interactive mode? I am running some scripts to process Motus data on a high performance computer cluster in a non-interactive mode, so it would be an extra convenience.





Yolanda E. Morbey

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology

Western University, London ON Canada

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