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Use launchd to schedule repeating tasks
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 31, '12 01:06:05PM

No mention of anacron (surely Apple didn't kick anacron out of Mouton Lion?) it also doesn't run at specific times, so equally more suited to running on home systems. Put your script somewhere, anywhere, then symlink it to /etc/cron.hourly/ or ...daily, ...weekly, ...monthly. Far simpler for simpler needs. (That said, I could do with something like launchd in RHEL...)



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Use launchd to schedule repeating tasks
Authored by: bedouin on Jul 31, '12 01:56:04PM

Apple has been depreciating cron since 10.5. Where it stands now I don't know exactly, but last time I used it in OS X root could only set crontabs; for everyone else they would disappear on reboot.



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