Nighty activities on iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by PaulKemp, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    Hi all,

    I've looked into the automator earlier, but I was not able to figure this one out.

    Lets say I have a couple of applications that needs to be refreshed at a certain time of day. for example, since I only use mail on my iMac from time to time - i would like the to open each night. This way, I wouldnt have to sync 400 mail each time I opened the application. The mac is at sleep during the night, so it has to be waken up from the script as well.

    I'm thinking something like:
    tell application open
    wait 180 seconds
    tell application quit
    And some way to wake it? Any tips?
  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Not sure if this would do it but system preferences > energy saver > wake for network access.
  3. truehybridx macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010
    if i recall correctly thats meant to wake the mac when another computer on the net wants some resource it has (like file, etc)

    @Paul: i think there were some tricks you could do with Calendar where you could set up a script to run and would wake the mac if it was asleep. Depending on your version os OSX you might look into PowerNap

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