automated start program

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MrFusion, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. MrFusion macrumors 6502a

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    For the last few days I have been looking for a program that starts another program (or script) at a specified time. e.g. weekly backups (rsync).
    But so far, no luck. I did found lingon, but for some reason it doesn't work.

    I don't feel like messing with launchd directly. I don't want to break something.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Why not use iCal. Create a new event and under the 'Alarm' settings choose 'Run Script'
     
  3. MrFusion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, Apple simplicity. Works like a charm. Should have guessed something like that would have been possible, but since I never use ical...

    Thanks fot the tip.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Why not use what Apple uses (in Tiger)?

    launchd

    Or if you're using Panther or pre-Panther..

    cron
     
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

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