how can i set a workflow to run at a certain time?

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  1. austinsevo macrumors regular

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    i have a automator workflow script i want to run once a week at a certain time.. how can i accomplish this?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    The standard Unix method of doing this is the "cron table". From inside the terminal type "man crontab" to read the manual page for the crontab command.

    It could be that Mac OS X has some GUI interface but I've never looked for it. as I've just been using cron table for the last 20+ years.
     
  3. austinsevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would rather set something up in the GUI if possible.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    In ical, create a new event. Then select alarm->run script
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Good idea, I usually have quite a few things that I have set up so I use Lingon as detailed below.

    You might need to save the workflow as an application, then you could use Lingon for the GUI settings.
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    A GUI front end for crontab is CronniX. Very useful for running scripts.
     

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