Running Cron Jobs?

imac abuser

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Original poster
Mar 1, 2004
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Someone told me that I need to run my monthly cron jobs what are these and how do i do it?

thanks
 

reh

macrumors 6502a
Oct 24, 2003
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Arkansas
Install anacron. It'll make sure the daily, weekly, and monthly cron jobs get run when needed. If your Mac was sleeping or off when they were supposed to run, then it'll run 'em shortly after waking up.
 

Nickygoat

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Dec 11, 2004
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London
These are maintenance tasks that OSX uses to keep itself running smoothly. They are usually run automatically at 3am (I think) if the computer is on 24/7. I think it's a legacy of the UNIX/ BSD system that OSX is built on - someone, no doubt, will correct me or add more info ;). To do it manually try macjanitor.
 

yellow

Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
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Portland, OR
Open Terminal.app, type:

sudo periodic daily weekly monthly

This will run all 3 scripts, any variation of daily, weekly, and/or monthly will also work.
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Portland, OR
Cocktail integrates many things that are done in the command line into one nice-looking GUIfied application.
 
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