Where exactly is the startup directory in Mac OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Thr4wn, May 23, 2009.

  1. Thr4wn macrumors newbie

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    #1
    This is just out of curiosity. I know about Sys prefs > users > login items, but I wanted to know if/where the actual directory is that contains these startup scripts etc so that I can access them from the terminal.

    thanks
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  3. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Login Items are stored in a property list: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginitems.plist

    /System/Library/StartupItems and /Library/StartupItems have been depreciated in MacOS X 10.5 (they should both be completely empty on a clean install), and are likely to go away entirely.

    Other startup items are kicked off with Launch Services.
     

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