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Old 05-10-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
taffners
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cronjob that launches applescript app once a day please help


Hello I'm trying to make my first cron job.

I'm completely new to any type of programming and have never posted on any forum before so I hope this makes sense. I have Mac OS X 10.5.8.

My goal is to run my applescript program called beatrice.app at 9:30 pm every night. My app is located on the desktop of my computer. All the app does is open a website in chrome.

This is my code:
<?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">
<dict>
<key>Label</key>
<string>com.apple.beatrice</string>
<key>ProgramArguments</key>
<array>
<string>cd</string>
<string>MacintoshHD/Users/samantha/Desktop/beatrice.app;</string>
</array>
<key>QueueDirectories</key>
<array/>
<key>StartCalendarInterval</key>
<dict>
<key>Hour</key>
<integer>21</integer>
<key>Minute</key>
<integer>30</integer>
</dict>
<key>WatchPaths</key>
<array/>
</dict>
</plist>

I saved this file under /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.beatrice.plist

Afterwards I went to the command line and wrote sudo launchctl load
/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.beatrice.plist

But nothing happens at 9:30pm

Please help.
Samantha
 
Old 05-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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I found this link. I hope it helps. I have no way of testing anything on a Mac.

http://apple.stackexchange.com/quest...n-job-on-a-mac

Last edited by frankbell; 05-10-2012 at 09:55 PM.
 
  


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