Advanced Mac OS X, scheduled tasks

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

  1. leez macrumors regular

    leez

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    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.

    PS.
    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

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    #2
    Look at /etc/periodic

    localhost% man 8 periodic


    Cheers,

    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:

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.periodic-daily.plist
    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.periodic-monthly.plist
    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.periodic-weekly.plist

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

Share This Page