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Authored by: keirthomas on Dec 19, '12 02:15:28PM

This article...

... explains it all.

Quote: "The cron utility is launched by launchd(8) when it sees the existence of /etc/crontab or files in /usr/lib/cron/tabs."

launchd has indeed superseded crontab, but crontab has essentially been turned into a launchd service! Did somebody say "legacy"?

As I say on my blog posting linked to in the article, what I outline is better done as a launchd service (and the web link above explains how), but it's just a lot simpler to setup and run it as a crontab event, and it's just as effective.

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