Launchd

08.02.13
Terminally Geeky Time Tracking via Screenshots
08.02.13

Terminally Geeky Time Tracking via Screenshots

A few weeks ago I shared this on Twitter: "Here's an eye-opener: a @keyboardmaestro macro which take...

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02.25.13
Terminally Geeky: How to tell if a script is being called from launchd
02.25.13

Terminally Geeky: How to tell if a script is being called from launchd

Warning: command line geekiness ahead. When writing shell scripts, I often send interactive out...

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02.20.13
Finding Dropbox 'conflicted copy' files automatically
02.20.13

Finding Dropbox 'conflicted copy' files automatically

Dropbox is a great tool, but if you use it on more than one computer, you are bound to find confl...

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10.30.12
Lingon and launchd can keep crucial apps always running
10.30.12

Lingon and launchd can keep crucial apps always running

Two years ago I wrote about a shell script that I used with cron to keep 'critical' applications...

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03.07.11
Terminally Geeky: use automatic login more securely
03.07.11

Terminally Geeky: use automatic login more securely

Imagine if you rebooted your computer, and it automatically logged you in, launched all of your log...

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01.10.10
Manually schedule Software Update 'the OS X way' with launchd
01.10.10

Manually schedule Software Update 'the OS X way' with launchd

In response to a Macworld article, TidBits' Chris Pepper elaborated on ways to run Software Update,...

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04.24.07
Automatically restart crashed programs
04.24.07

Automatically restart crashed programs

Over at Macworld Rob Griffiths has a great column on automatically restarting a program after a cras...

By Mat Lu,   04.24.07
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12.25.06
Trigger backups on connect with launchd
12.25.06

Trigger backups on connect with launchd

The fine folks at macresearch.org have put out an interesting tutorial that walks through setting up...

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