Maintenance Scripts - Needed or not?

G99

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Mar 8, 2006
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I've known for a while that OS X does most of its maintenance at around 2am. Unfortunately, my mac is asleep at that time. So, I'm faced with a problem. Should I leave my mac on all night, or ignore this "maintenance" as it's called? I've looked at stuff like MacJanitor, but is this necessary? If I don't allow this maintenance, will my mac start fooling around in the future?
Your input would be appreciated.
 

Queso

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Mar 4, 2006
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Do what I do. Ever so often open the terminal and type

sudo periodic daily weekly monthly

then enter the password when prompted. That runs the scripts without you having to install any extra software.
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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If you're running Tiger then everytime you wake from sleep, Launchd runs and checks to see if one of the daily/weekly/monthly scripts needs to be run and runs it. So I wouldn't worry about it.
 

G99

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yellow said:
If you're running Tiger then everytime you wake from sleep, Launchd runs and checks to see if one of the daily/weekly/monthly scripts needs to be run and runs it. So I wouldn't worry about it.
Oh right. Maybe I shouldn't run the scripts manually then?
 

G99

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Alright then. I needn't worry about this then. Thank you guys!