Below is an example of what I'm trying to do:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
        <string>/bin/bash foo -arg 1 -arg 2 &</string>

The plist was added to /Library/LaunchDaemons so it should run at boot for all users, right? The appropriate file permissions were set.

The script needs to run as a background process and also requires network connectivity. How can I make sure the plist doesnt launch until internet access is established?


You want to include this check for network state:


Also - you probably want to pass in your program args correctly:

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    thanks for your help. im still having some trouble. could you show an example of using args for the following command? tail -n100 /var/log/foo.log | curl -s --data - http://website.com/upload/ 2>&1 >/tmp/bar – lily May 19 '18 at 2:48
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    Much easier to wrap up what you want to do into a script and call that from launchd. – Alex May 19 '18 at 3:20

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