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How to schedule an app to launch on system startup in OSX from command line?

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OSX: Howto start VirtualBox VM on startup?

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How to get sshguard to run at startup on a Mac

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I can't get XAMPP to start automatically in OS X

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Macports Apache not starting at Mac OSN Snow Leopard boot

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Creating a Mac OS X launchd plist for vpnd

I need to create a launchd plist that causes vpnd to launch at startup. vpnd works fine when invoked from the command line, but I can't figure out how to make a plist that does the same thing. Can ...
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How can I force a Mac OS X kext to load prior to login?

I have a kext that I would like to be loaded at startup time. It doesn't need to be loaded particularly early in the process, but I would like it to be loaded before a user logs in. The kext in ...