How to automatically open a webpage at a certain time?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tabasco70, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. tabasco70 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi, I was wondering if there was any simply way of setting a repetitive task of checking a certain page at certain times each day. (Like every hour or so)

    If any of you know any good methods to achieve this, any advice will be much appreciated! Thank you! :)
     
  2. kilowattradio macrumors regular

    kilowattradio

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    #2
    You could set up a cron job if you have x11.app installed.

    Start Terminal.app
    Code:
    crontab -e
    0 8-17 * * * open http://www.webpageaddress.com/
    
    
    for instructions on using crontab type
    man crontab or
    man cron
    if you want to use another web application you use
    Code:
    0 8-17 * * * open -a firefox http://www.webpageaddress.com/
    
    
    :eek:
     
  3. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

    RumMunkey

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    #3
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/530.17)

    1) Write an Applescript to open the webpage.

    2) Set an iCal event to trigger that Applescript whenever you want it.
     
  4. pit29 macrumors 6502a

    pit29

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    The Golden State
    #4
    Or: Record

     

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