# “scheduled tasks” - what's the OSX equivalent [duplicate]

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OSX: Is there a built-in scheduler program?

I'm a "born again OSX user", coming from 20 years of Windows ;-)

I'd like to run a batch file that does maintenance for me - backup, some other stuff every night at a given time. On windows you have something called "Scheduled Tasks" what allows you to handle that. Couldn't find something equivalent on OSX. Is it not implemented on the GUI Level and you have to go to command line for that? something like "cron jobs" on linux?

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## marked as duplicate by Loïc Wolff, Kyle CroninMay 27 '11 at 16:06

You can't run batch files on OS X. –  Mark Szymanski May 27 '11 at 14:42
but you can run bash files. –  XQYZ May 27 '11 at 14:49
You have a complete list in this question. –  Loïc Wolff May 27 '11 at 14:50
A batch file isn't necessary a .bat, it means a set of stand-alone commands. –  Loïc Wolff May 27 '11 at 14:51
i meant, "batch" as script, whatever the bash shell can handle. It's really a scheduling question... –  ron M. May 27 '11 at 14:53