Advanced Mac OS X, scheduled tasks

Discussion in 'macOS' started by leez, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. leez macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2008
    Hi. Is there any software, which can tell me what is going on in my system at a specific time durning the day? Something like a schedule planner for all the apps installed, system processes etc (which program at which time is checking for update, when spotlight is indexing etc)... or maybe not so scientific-detailed log, but saying "this app at this time checked for update". Would be very useful for me. Thanks.

    I know, that Cron handles this, but everything ? How can I see what it does ?

    File /etc/crontab is empty.
  2. new.chaos macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    Look at /etc/periodic

    localhost% man 8 periodic


    EDIT: I re-read your message and I think you are looking for schedules, and I assume you're running Leopard. Well in Tiger (Panther too I believe) crontab used to kick off the periodic scripts. Now in Leopard they moved that to launchd. If you want to see the schedules, examine the following files:


    Somewhere down the file in the <dict></dict> tags you will see the schedule.

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