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tftpd not working - MAC OS X El Capitan 10.11.5

I use tftp in a daily basis, as part of my work. So far, so good, since yesterday (Jun 21, 2016) it simply did not worked anymore. I do not know exactly the reasons, because could not find any support ...
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Permission issue when installing a Mac Service

I have an installer for Mac OS X, which tries to install the program as a service. As usual during the installation process the user has to confirm their password, which allows the install. However, ...
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What is com.apple.serviceproxy?

I have 6 instances of httpd running, and they respawn after I kill them. I tried the solution provided on this answer , $ pgrep -fl foo 40679 bash /tmp/foo $ launchctl list|grep 40679 40679 - ...
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How do I kill a daemon and not have it open up again if I can't find it in the LaunchAgents or LaunchDaemons?

So I think I downloaded a program from Avatron called Airconnect. I'm not sure, but their website was purple when I looked it up. Anyway, now everytime I check my activity monitor, com.avatron....
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Disable Macbook Pro Mic

Is there any easy ways to disable the built-in mic? My requirements are Software based Do not need to run every time after login Keep the system integrity protection on Re-enable at needed I have ...
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Weird launchd behaviour, process still running after deleting launchd file and rebooting

I just don't get it! I had a launchd.plist file set up correctly to run transmission-daemon from /Library/LaunchDaemons/ folder, before any user login. Here is the file: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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What is “icdd” and why is it persistent?

I have a relatively older Macbook Air (late 2010). Memory usage is pretty tight on it, and I try to keep things as svelte as possible in that regards. Lately, I've noticed the process icdd is using ...
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Force Samba service to start before Apache

I'm trying to use a Apache-based application which depends on NFS and Samba shares to access files on a remote server (the application will then use WebDAV to access the files). I wanted to ...
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Start stunnel service on bootup

I have a service ran under homebrew. This service is simply started by running the command sudo stunnel I need this command to run on bootup, so I created a LaunchDaemon but it is not working. Here ...
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Launchd based daemon exit with abnormal code 1, without crash log

I've seen many questions that relate to specific daemons/applications that exit on this same exit code (=1). All scenarios seems unique and unconnected. I created a daemon of my own, and also got the ...
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How should daemons tell users about errors?

I wrote a bash script that backs up certain files on my computer. To automate the running of the script, I set up an associated daemon that runs the script every day. There are certain instances ...
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Using launchd to monitor a running program or process

I've written a simple bash script to check whether a program (supplied as its only argument) is running and send an email to a set address in the script if it's not. The script works if run on the ...
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How to disable Adobe Core Sync app on OS X from being launched automatically?

I have noticed a lot of Adobe processes are running in the background at start up on an OS X 10.11.4 (15E65) machine with Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) installed. To get rid of this, I removed everything ...
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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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Replicating Crons MAILTO email output with launchd / launchctl

It's annoying that launchctl has done away with the MAILTO function that was in CRON. I'm wondering is there any wrapper script like Cronic that can be used to restore the email output function? ...
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OS X Server: Open Directory PasswordService crashes

I'm running an OS X 10.9 Server (it's a Mac Mini) that is providing a few services (iCal, VPN, file sharing, etc.) to a small group of Local Network Users. After we installed a security update today, ...
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Is it possible to run a script every 24 hours on MacBook Pro even in sleep?

I want to run a script every 24 hours, that scrapes a website and fetches data, save it to my local MySQL database, and push its DB to my remote Heroku or IBM Bluemix MySQL server (or ClearDB). I did ...
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Editing com.apple.atrun.plist on El Capitan

I am running El Capitan on several computers and would like to be able to use at to run scheduled jobs in the background. Enabling at requires editing /System/Library/LaunchDaemon/com.apple.atrun....
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Using postgres with launchd without constant issues

I have postgres and passenger installed from homebrew, and use the os x built in apache. I have several rails apps that use postgres which are managed by passenger which in turn is managed by apache. ...
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Open jnlp Java program with launchd

I'm trying to run a vendor provided jnlp app using launchd on a 10.10 Mac. I have a LaunchDaemon plist that opens a .sh script. This runs as root. This script has 2 main steps. Step 1 copies a csv ...
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mysql fails to load on boot

I have a Macbook. Forever I’ve had mysql server installed and running on start (using El Capitan). Well now I’ve installed Wine. Since then mysql server fails to start on reboot. If I manually run ./...
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How to get those errors out from my Console?

my mac is generating those errors at every 5 seconds. Running latest stable version of EL Capitan. Any idea? Any help would be useful. 15/03/16 09:24:50,065 xpcproxy[12275]: LaunchServices: ...
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Should I allow application “launchd” to accept incoming network connections?

I just bought a used MacBook running OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. I logged into the guest and it asked if I "should allow the application "launchd" to accept incoming network connections?" Should I ...
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Error while trying to create an account in single user mode on OS X Mavericks

On OS X Mavericks, I am trying to create an account using single user mode, using the following script. #! /bin/bash # create user dscl . -create /Users/hiddenuser dscl . -create /Users/hiddenuser ...
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launchctl list will show a service, but will not show detail

If I run "launchctl list", it shows a bunch of services. However, I can do "launchctl list SERVICENAME" on some services to show detail, but not on others: Eg: $launchctl list ... - 0 com.apple....
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OS X: Schedule Launchctl to quit application at certain time

I have created this launchctl .plist for opening an application at a specific time every day – or the next time the computer wakes from sleep. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!...
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Script of mysqldump didn't work correct invoked by launchctl in OS X

Here is my question asked on StackExchange 2 days ago. http://stackoverflow.com/q/35839190/4772652 Someone suggested me to ask here. Could anyone give me a hand to solve this? ============ I had ...
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Run a command on a schedule and verify that it has run

I want to run an rsync command each day or more often to back up a raspbery pi on my network to a drive attached to my mac. I see launchd, but I'm very confused about how to get it to work, and I ...
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How to stop OS X from trying to run TeamViewer every 10 seconds

I recently happened to look at my system.log file and noticed the following messages over and over: Mar 4 12:09:32 ix com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.teamviewer.teamviewer[11506]): Service could ...
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How to modify a Launch Daemon permanently under OS X El Capitan?

I modified the default org.postfix.master.plist of postfix to run as a daemon, so it can send me e-mail whenever a local user receives a mail. Default: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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Launchd script to mount volume on boot

I have a script monta.sh to mount an external volume: #!bin/sh mkdir -p /Volumes/remvol mount_smbfs //user:password@server/folder /Volumes/remvol Then I have a com.jo.monta.plist to launch the ...
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10.11.3 - launchd to start a job either at startup or at time of day

I am attempting to use launchd to have SelfControl be active from 8am to 8pm. My first attempt was to just use launchd and have a little bash script which starts self control (for 12 hours) at 8am, ...
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Microsoft Word on OS X running executable hyperlinks from 'launchd'

I'd like to create a script that calculates statistics on all opened applications and what parent process has initiated them. I would expect that the ppid for each running process will represent the ...
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Taking focus on app launch

It seems that most OS X applications launch into the foreground and thereby steal keyboard focus from its predecessor there. Searching here, I have found way to prevent a particular app from doing ...
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How do I reload an OS X “bash” user-environment

I think that I want to ask How do I reload an OS X bash user-environment But damnit Jim ; I'm a software engineer not a sysadmin The Goal I want Jenkins started as a Daemon on El Capitan I want ...
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How do I use non-“legacy” launchctl commands to load and unload plists?

I have some plist files in ~/Library/LaunchAgents. I have been happily using launchctl load -w and launchctl unload -w to turn these on and off for years. However, I notice that now load and unload ...
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How to run a command at startup

I want to automatically start my MongoDB Server at startup. The command for it is mongod --dbpath="/Users/prateek/Desktop/Mongo Database" How do I configure this in Mac OSX El Capitan? Note - I ...
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Is it possible to evaluate an expression in launchd's ProgramArguments array?

Is it possible to compose my launchd.plist file so that an embedded expression is evaluated and not treated as a literal value? And, if so, how? I have a ~/Library/LaunchAgents/setenv.JAVA_HOME.plist ...
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Why won't my LaunchDaemon start?

I'm attempting to write my first LaunchDaemon: I think it's pretty simple and meets all the requirements, but it won't run. The file is at /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.noah.supertest.plist Ideally, it ...
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Max file limit conundrum

Following this article I've adjusted my open file limits: $ launchctl limit maxfiles 65536 65536 The trouble with this is that when I try to open Adobe applications I get ...
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Replaceing Folder Action Dispatcher with LaunchAgent on Yosemite

The fact that Yosemite's Folder Action Dispatcher (the thing that watches folders for changes and then performs some action) is broken (High CPU/mem) is well documented. However, what to do about it ...
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com.dashlane.DashlaneAgent still trying to be loaded

I have removed Dashlane using the documented procedure, yet launchd is still trying to load com.dashlane.DashlaneAgent. I have tried issuing sudo launchctl remove com.dashlane.DashlaneAgent with no ...
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launchctl load daemon by multiple users?

In OS X 10.10.5, an admin user A launches a daemon: sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.user.script.plist An admin user B also wants to load this daemon. But it is not found by "sudo ...
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Manage login items from terminal in 10.11 El Capitan

Previously, % launchctl submit -l label -- command args was the way to go. This does not work in 10.11.2, I'm fairly sure it was working in 10.10.x, but cannot be certain. The likely-looking ...
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ASL_DISABLE=1 in syslogd.plist

While re-enabling UDP syslog messages after the latest update on my OS X server I noticed this environment variable is being set. Does anyone have any ideas about what it means exactly, besides what ...
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Application tries to launch although it is deinstalled

In my console a message is occurring every 10 seconds. I think it's trying to launch a deinstalled application (NetDrive2): 18.12.15 23:55:40,047 com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.bdrive.NetDrive2....
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Why the service does not start after logging in

The service is jenkins installed with homebrew on Yosemite. I have this: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.jenkins.plist and this: % launchctl list | grep jenkins - 0 homebrew.mxcl....
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Loading User LaunchAgent Successfully

I have created a Plist file to replace an Xinetd process that I used successfully in Windows (Cygwin) and Linux to stream an imapd connection from a remote server via ssh on a port on the localhost. ...
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“terminal-notifier.app is not open anymore”

From a .plist loaded to Launchd I run a bash script which displays a notification using terminal-notifier. The notification is displayed fine, but when clicked the message "terminal-notifier.app is ...
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Why might I get a “Service cannot initialize” error in my console when a plist file is run?

I have set up a plist file and loaded/started it with launchd. Whenever it is time for the script to run, I receive the following error in my console: 12/9/15 12:53:19.344 PM com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]:...