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User friendly way to schedule jobs in Mac OS X

I have a script that I want to run once every day. I know I can do this with cron but it also seems there should be a way to do it through the UI.

How can I schedule the script to run on a daily basis on OS X 10.6?


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marked as duplicate by Arjan, Jeff Atwood Jan 31 '10 at 19:58

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dupe. superuser.com/questions/44849 –  Richard Hoskins Jan 31 '10 at 19:03

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You could schedule an event in iCal and set an alarm to "Run Script"

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I don't see a way for it to run daily tho –  user24241 Jan 31 '10 at 19:13
+1 Although I find it odd coming from Windows, this is the "real" method for scheduling tasks through the Mac OS X GUI. –  Stephen Jennings Jan 31 '10 at 19:15
@geoggreyf67 - set the event to repeat –  Steve Folly Jan 31 '10 at 21:00
@Stephen: I wouldn't say it's the "real" method, but it's one method. An alternative is to use Launch Daemons (or Agents if the script needs to use the GUI). developer.apple.com/mac/library/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/… , but that is a more technical solution that some people might find a bit daunting. –  Steve Folly Jan 31 '10 at 21:02

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