Questions tagged [schedule]

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 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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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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OS X: 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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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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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 to schedule airplane mode?

I want to schedule Airplane Mode during the night (10PM–6AM) on my iPhone. How can I do that? I used to turn off my previous phone (a non-smartphone). I do that especially to save some battery life.
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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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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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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 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 doesn't Time Machine do scheduled backups after my Yosemite -> El Capitan upgrade?

Summary Since upgrading to El Capitan from Yosemite, Time Machine works manually, but automated backups and disk icons are no longer working as they should. Detailed Problem Description I have a ...
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Schedule open automator application every days works only one time

I'm using macOS Sierra and I have a strange problem: I'm trying to schedule Automator & a Calendar event to open up a file every day when a recurring calendar event occurs. But the Automator ...