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Do I really need a huge plist file to replicate this cron job?

I am looking to create a launchd job that will execute Monday through Friday at 7:32am, 8:32am, and 2pm. Do I really need a plist that has an array of 15 <dict> elements for every combination of ...
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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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Crontab task “LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed … with error -600 for the file …”

I just moved to a new MacBook with El Capitan and trying to set up my crontab to do backup tasks. Here is how I have it set up (via crontab -e) 40 7 * * * /Users/myusername/daily.sh "daily tasks run ...
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How to automatically deliver /var/mail/USER to my Gmail?

My cron jobs sometimes sends mail to /var/mail/USERNAME. I normally read it by log on the Mac computer and run mail command to read and delete these mails. But how to deliver/forward such mails to ...
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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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Will a crontab job wake OS X up from sleep?

Since OS X has its own task scheduler, launchd, it appears that crontab is a relic. Hence I'm wondering: Will a cron job (crontab) wake OS X up from sleep? In case it matters, I'm on Yosemite ...
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Setting anacron on Mac - Shell Scripting

I set cron to run script every day using env EDITOR=nano crontab -e where I wrote something like this @daily path/to/sript.script. Now I want to use anacron to be sure that script is going to be run ...
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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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Why doesn't crontab run if screensaver is on?

I want to run a Crontab on OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan). I'm running the command: env EDITOR=nano crontab -e to enter the crontab with nano as the editor. Then I create my cronjob that looks like ...
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Crontab stopped running after upgrading to mac os 10.8.5

Pls advise what needs to be done to run the crontab on mac 10.8.5. Here is my problem. I had a crontab running smoothly on my mac 10.6.8. Now, after upgrading to 10.8.5, the crontab does not run ...
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Using osacript to access Finder from crontab (or from non-interactive session)

I have a script that generates a dmg file from my application bundle. This is generated every night from our subversion repository. If would be interesting to set up things like the DMG's window ...
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How to run a cron job each time the previous execution has finished?

I would like to run a Python script each time it finishes and I think I can do this with cron but I am not sure how to do it. The idea is each time the Python scripts ends, it will have to run again ...
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Cron job keeps running, not in any crontabs

Some time ago I set up a cron job that would run a shell script to update my dynamic DNS. I've since done the proper Mac thing and switched over to launchd to handle that job and any other scheduled ...
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How Can I Log Crontab File Writes

I'm looking for a way to log crontab file writes. A friend of mine pranked me, and did something that occasionally adds */5 * * * * say "deranged" "The current time is `date`" I haven't been able to ...
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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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AppleScript working until placed in cron; causing Chrome to go unresponsive

Good afternoon. Question: I have a simple apple script telling Google Chrome to open, go to a URL, and enter presentation mode... tell application "Google Chrome" activate make new window ...
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Root crontab won't save

I'm trying to add a crontab entry to my root user's crontab. I'm able to add an entry without issue to my regular user's crontab, but when I su to root user and try adding a crontab entry it does not ...
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print user's crontab

How can I print out my crontab? Under Linux this can be done using crontab -l, however, running crontab -l under Mac OS X produces no output whatsoever and exits cleanly. Here's my crontab: 0 ...
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Scheduling cronjobs at specified time

I have scheduled some jobs in crontab which are to be run one by one, at some specific time. My script for crontab is : 15 10 * * * /Users/sri/files/BatchFF.sh 45 11 * * * /Users/sri/files/BatchGC.sh ...
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Running Applescript using cron jobs not working

I'm new to conjobs and applescript but I have the script done correctly i believe. (any critique is welcome) I don't want to bloat my calendar with events to do this because I use my calendar for ...
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How can root launch a regular Mac application from a cron job in /etc/crontab?

I want the cronjob to do some things as the superuser, and depending on the result, launch an app as me, the logged-in user. I've tried a bunch of things but nothing I think should work does. ...
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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 ...
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Use cron to screencapture on Mountain Lion

I want to set cron to capture the current desktop every hour: screencapture -Cd -tjpg ~/Desktop/screen-`date +"%Y%m%d-%H%M"`.jpg I tired this method but it seems doesn't work on Mountain Lion. I ...
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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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cron is failing to run my AppleScript

I have the following code in a text file (myfile.applescript): #! /usr/bin/osascript tell application "Google Chrome" to quit I would like Chrome to shut down each night at 9:15PM, so I added the ...
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Where is my crontab file?

I want to edit my crontab file to schedule a script. Where do I find it?