Simple Question: How to Tell When a Tasks has been ran

Discussion in 'macOS' started by smogsy, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    Hi we all know OSX keeps it self nice & neat, with automated maintenance tasks

    The question is: How can i tell when OSX has done its maintenance?
    I thought it would be in console but unsure of the task name.

    In Windows it would be in Event log.

    I hope you can answer my question :)
     
  2. Mumford macrumors regular

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    The output from the daily periodic task is stored in /var/log/daily.out... weekly in /var/log/weekly.out and monthly in /var/log/monthly.out. Looks like the start time for each task is logged.
     
  3. celticpride678

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    You could download Onyx and then head over to the Maintenance tab to see when all the scripts where last run.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    And those are invisible files?
    Spotlight didn't find anything with an entry of "daily.out"

    Just curious.
     
  5. Mumford macrumors regular

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    Looks like /var/log is excluded from spotlight searches. You'd have to use Console.app or a terminal to view them.
     

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