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How do I open a URL with a custom scheme in Yosemite with cron and open?

I had a cron job that ran every morning at 10:30 to call into our daily status meeting on Go2Meeting. After I upgraded to Yosemite it stopped working, and I figured out that it was because open -g ...
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Cron configuration on Mavericks

How can I configure cron to send a local email only to the crontab owner with the cron job output. This worked with Lion, could check the cron emails by just running mail in the terminal so I don't ...
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OS X Lion mysterious user cron job just does echo “PATH is $PATH”

OS X Lion 10.7.3. Console view of system.log shows log entries for cron jobs defined in my user crontab as expected. Follow this link to view a copy of my user crontab if you want. I inspected ...
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OSX Server: _www user emailing itself every minute

I'm new to OSX Server, and this has me stumped. For some reason _www user is emailing itself every minute. I've tried to restrict it in postfix config, both sending & receiving, i've removed ...
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How daylight saving changes are handled in launchd to make sure it execute the the jobs as scheduled through plist?

Since August 2013, I am using Mac Mini with OS X version 10.8.2 as my web server (MAMP stack). I have a few launchd scheduled jobs scheduled through plist. Everything was working fine until Nov 3, ...
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MacBook Pro with lid closed goes back to sleep right after scheduled wakeup

I'm trying to run an app from crontab at 3 in the morning. My 2010 MacBook Pro running OS X Lion 10.7.5 is usually turned off at this time of the night, so I'm setting Energy Saver's scheduled wake up ...
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How to add user's mbox to Mail?

I have a couple of cronjobs running on my Mac. cron will send out mails and put them in my user's mbox, which I can read via the mail command. However, it would be nice to see them in the regular ...
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El Capitain 10.11.4: unable to execute rsync script from cron or lauchd

I have a simple rsync script which I want to run every 2 minutes. The script runs fine from command prompt, but failing to execute from cron or launchd. I see system log gets filled with "Service only ...
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Stop a cron job from running long after it's scheduled time?

I created a simple script that downloads some videos and I created a cron task to schedule it for overnight: 00 2 * * * ~/script.sh The problem is something happened and it didn't complete (I'm ...
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Schedule executing tasks based on bash scripts using CronniX

I'm still quite new you Mac and OS X but do have some background about other UNIX based systems, so please excuse for any misunderstandings. My goal is to implement a function that executes certain ...
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Where are crontab files stored in OS 10.8

I've already looked at this question: Where is my crontab file? But there is no real answer except for 10.7. I'm trying to migrate crontab from an old drive that I can't boot so using crontab -e is ...
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iCal event timing?

I have a Mac script that I use to archive mail nightly. It normally runs at 3am. I never see it happen while it's happening, but it works great. I was diddling with it, and wanted to test it out, so I ...
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A working applescript fails when running via cron

MacOs 10.8.2 I have 2 applescripts shown below. They are arranged in one shell script to run one after another by using osascript (just to simplify the example). Everything works fine when starting ...