I would like to execute a script on my machine every five minutes, even when I am not in front of my mac OS X Yosemite. Therefore, I would like to lock my session and shut off the screen while the computer stays active. How can I do that. I have tried with a crontab.
Let's say this is my script :
#!/bin/bash D=`date +%Y%m%d.%H%M` echo "Hello" > "test_$D.txt"
and this is my crontab entry
*/5 * * * * /MyPath/script.sh > /MyPath/log
When I do this, and when I lock my session, or start the screen saver, the crontab doesn't execute, which mean that I need to keep my session and my screen open all day long. Is there a way to do what I want to do with a mac?