Maintenance Scripts - Needed or not?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by G99, May 19, 2006.

  1. G99 macrumors 6502

    G99

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    I've known for a while that OS X does most of its maintenance at around 2am. Unfortunately, my mac is asleep at that time. So, I'm faced with a problem. Should I leave my mac on all night, or ignore this "maintenance" as it's called? I've looked at stuff like MacJanitor, but is this necessary? If I don't allow this maintenance, will my mac start fooling around in the future?
    Your input would be appreciated.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Do what I do. Ever so often open the terminal and type

    sudo periodic daily weekly monthly

    then enter the password when prompted. That runs the scripts without you having to install any extra software.
     
  3. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    G99

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  4. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    G99

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    Good Good. I'll run them every now and then now. Thanks for your help!
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    If you're running Tiger then everytime you wake from sleep, Launchd runs and checks to see if one of the daily/weekly/monthly scripts needs to be run and runs it. So I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  6. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh right. Maybe I shouldn't run the scripts manually then?
     
  7. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    For Tiger, no need to run the script manually, as the previous poster stated.
     
  8. G99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    G99

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    Alright then. I needn't worry about this then. Thank you guys!
     

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