Why doesn't osx have a simple scheduler??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yalag, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    I' m looking for a simple scheduler, the one like in windows. I just want to run some programs every night, how to do that in osx??
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    One free way is to create an iCal event for the time you want a program to run, and set the alarm to open the file
     
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I dont want to clutter my iCal with an event showing up every day. Can anyone recommand a good scheduler program?
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It does...it's called launchd. Before that, it had cron and anacron. These are industry standard schedulers... there has never been a version of OS X that lacked automated scheduling facilities.

    If you want/need a graphical interface, you might try Lingon:

    http://tuppis.com/lingon/
     
  5. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Macaroni is a useful maintenance utility that also enables you to set up your own scheduled jobs
     

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