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 anymore. I followed the suggestion in the net and created the /private/etc/crontab file. Do I have to enter the crontab script into this file? Or do I have to enter the crontab into the file in the default 10.8 folder /usr/lib/cron/tab/ ? Or do I have to do both? May be something else.
The crontab job I want to run is the following: 27,57 9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 * * * osascript -e "tell application \"System Events\" to activate" -e "tell application \"System Events\" to display alert \"Do your Stuff\"" > /dev/null 2>&1