Schedule means you can set a job to run every x-minutes for example. It could also be a recurring event, like you schedule to run daily.

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How do I schedule a print job in 10.9?

When printing, I can't seem to find the scheduler in the print dialog box. How do I enable print scheduling in 10.9? I remember in at least 10.5 it being one of the options in the print dialog.
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How to schedule Skype launch with AppleScript only on weekdays?

I need to launch Skype only on work days using AppleScript. How could I do this?
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Can I control the ringer volume based on a timer/clock?

My wife leads a very scheduled life. She has a meeting every morning from 6 to 8 am and does not want it interrupted by phone rings or text boops, so she sets the phone to silent. And never turns it ...
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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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Automator action to upload a file/folder

Is there an Automator action that can upload a file/folder? Specifically, I want to upload a folder automatically at a set date/time. I know I can create a "Calendar Alarm" action that'll trigger ...
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Upgraded to OS X 10.8, scheduled job stopped working

I'm using QuincyKit, a crash reporting system for OS X and iOS apps. It contains a component that runs on my development machine and symbolicates the submitted crash reports. It's supposed to run on ...
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Set parental controls on an Admin account

So this is a strange question, but I'm starting to get really organized and stuff, and I want to make sure my computer shuts off at 10:00 (I'm in high school). The problem is, being the only admin on ...
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Lauchd - Run task multiple times between time interval

I want to run a script every 15 minutes between 12:00 AM and 4:00 AM. Is there a way to do that with launchd? I know you can specify and array of dictionaries using StartCalendarInterval to ...
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how to create daily task for GMVault in automator

I just moved to Apple, being an experienced (i'd like to think so) Windows user. Recently I started using GMvault (gmvault.org) to backup my Gmail account locally, but it's become a pain having to ...
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scheduled account lock Mac OS X

You can set your Mac OS X account to automatically lock the screen so that the password is required after a certain amount of time of inactivity, but can you do the same thing using a schedule (say at ...
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How do I publish an ical calendar?

I am using a MacBook Pro running 'Lion'. I would like to make one of my calendars in 'ical' available to one person for at least reading. If that is not possible, I would like to publish the ...
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Making Time Machine Backups while Mac is in Sleep Mode

I'd like my Mac to be able to save a Time Machine backup even when I have it in sleep mode. Is there a way I can have my Mac wake up at a certain time automatically in order for Time Machine to run?
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What advanced calendar scheduling can Siri do?

I just found out that Siri can do complex calendar schedules, such as scheduling something for every three days. The calendar app has a very limited interface for complex scheduling, so I'm wondering ...
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How should I schedule a one off job?

Context: I want to schedule various servers I look after to install various updates (both through SU and not) and restart as and when necessary but remotely and out of office hours. Not on a regular ...
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Why won't my Mac Pro wake from sleep at the scheduled time?

I have a 2007 Mac Pro (running Lion) that has been on the same schedule for a long time; it is set to go to sleep at 1am, and wake up at 7am. Recently, it sleeps through its wakeup time. If I press ...
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Transmission aborts automated shut down.

My ISP offers unlimited downloads at a certain time period at night, but I don't want to wake up to shutdown my MBP 13.3 at that time. I tried to specify a certain shutdown time using the Energy Saver ...
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Scheduling Application to Modify Its Settings

How does one go about scheduling "settings" to change on applications given certain criteria? For e.g., I am using Adium, and between the hours of 8am and 5pm, I would like that status to set to ...
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How can I configure my computer to run an AppleScript at a specific time? Caveat: without using iCal

Since upgrading to Lion, I have seen a sleight decrease of productivity when it comes to using iCal. As a result, I am trying alternatives such as BusyCal. The application seems great, however I cant ...
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Lingon open source version for editing launchd on Leopard (10.5)?

I'm looking for a free GUI app to help run programs on a schedule. It seems that launchd is the underlying tool to use, and in the past Lingon has been recommended as a good GUI interface to launchd. ...
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Can I schedule a periodic file permissions repair?

Can I schedule a periodical file permissions repair? With Automator, maybe?
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“scheduled tasks” - what's the OSX equivalent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 - ...
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How to automate execution locate.updatedb by using a bash script

I am looking for a bash set of commands that will enable me to schedule the execution of /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb once every day. Please respond only with a set of command line commands, because ...
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Why is cron being deprecated?

I just found out that cron has been deprecated in Mac OS X. Why is this, and will it eventually be completely removed from future releases?
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Automatically delete a folder daily

Is there a way to automatically have a folder deleted every day at 4am? I'm running 10.6.7.
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OSX: Is there a built-in scheduler program?

I would like to schedule a task to execute with parameters at a specific time/date in the future. Does OS X include any such tool (even if it's command-line)? If not, are there any free or relatively ...
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Application for Scheduling Tweets

There seem to be several Mac applications that will send tweets scheduled in advance, but I'm having a hard time figuring out which is good. The bulk of the Google results are more than a year old. ...
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Is there a way to have a scheduled task that will run later if MacOSX is asleep / off at the expected runtime?

I want a backup task to run once a week. The computer I want to do this is a laptop, that is often off / sleeping. I would like the task to run when the computer wakes, if the computer was asleep ...
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Can I schedule startup and shutdown with different settings for weekdays and weekends?

Everyday, I usually start my Mac Mini at 16:00 and shutdown it at 2:00 using the Energy Saver schedule settings. I would like to be able to set a different behavior on the Weekends starting Mac Mini ...
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Running Time Machine only 1 time a day at 02:00am?

I must say that Time Machine is pretty useful, and it saved me a couple of times. The problem is it seems running all the times, and slowing the system down pretty often. Is there a way/tool to run ...