How To Check If Maintenance Scripts Have Run

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  1. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    #1
    I have seen the following instructions can be used to check if maintenance scripts have run:


    cat/var/log/daily.out
    cat/var/log/weekly.out
    cat/var/log/monthly.out

    OK, here comes the dumb question :confused: :

    Where do I enter these commands? :confused:

    Sorry I'm a dummy :eek: - detailed response will really help.

    Thanks in advance :D
     
  2. Shrink thread starter macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    Thanks,GGJstudios. I know I can always get great help from you :D

    So now I'll take advantage of you patience again.

    How do I set a password - there doesn't seem to be a place to establish a password.

    Or do I just use my administrators password?

    Thanks again for the great widget :D
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #4
    This ^. As it says on the site I posted a link to:
     
  4. Shrink thread starter macrumors G3

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    Sorry I missed it :eek:

    Thank you again for your help - I really do appreciate it.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm happy to help! By the way, I've noticed that you don't really need to run those scripts. They run by themselves. I've monitored the last run dates for a while now and notice that they always run. If your Mac is shut down or sleeping when they're scheduled, they run the next time your Mac is running. The widget is good info for those who want to know, but it's not really necessary to manually run the scripts. Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself.
     
  6. Shrink, Aug 1, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011

    Shrink thread starter macrumors G3

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    #7
    A few days ago I opened a thread stating that I had heard just what you said - that the scripts sort of go into standby mode during the 3:15-5:30 time period.
    When I asked if that was accurate, I received one reply - it said definitely not!
    (The thread was in Mac Software - title "Do Maintenance Scripts Run In Sleep Mode" Sorry, I don't know how the set up a link)

    Anyway, thanks mate - you're a gem!:D
     

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