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Every so often, my Mac kicks off fsck_hfs and as I sit here working I have to listen to the hard drive thrash for an hour or two as well as put up with some performance hits.

Is there any way to configure OS X such that fsck will run at a specific time (say 3am while I'm sleeping)?

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man 3am is prime work time... its clear you simply need to reconfigure your work habits. ;-) – prodigitalson Oct 16 '12 at 23:25
Why are there votes to close? Is this not a legitimate question? – rmaddy Oct 17 '12 at 17:16
Its more geared towards SuperUser than stackoverflow. All votes thus far have been for offtopic:superuser so if/when the question is closed there is a good chance it will be migrated there. – prodigitalson Oct 17 '12 at 17:34
Thanks. I'm not familiar with that site. I'll take a look. – rmaddy Oct 17 '12 at 18:58

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