launchd is an open-source daemon intended to streamline and accelerate starting and stopping of processes on a *nix OS.

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How to load system-wide daemon on Mac OS X

I'm trying to load my daemon-app with this command launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/myPlistFileName It works fine, but only while my user is logged in on system. How can I load my deamon-app, ...
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Mac OS X: How do you set ipfw rules on startup?

How do you apply a list of ipfw rules at startup on Mac OS X? i.e. I have a list of rules like these that I'm applying manually. sudo ipfw add 00100 ... sudo ipfw add 00101 ... sudo ipfw add 00102 ...
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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 ...
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How do I run a launchd command as root

I have the following launchctl command as a .plist file. It's loaded and set to run once a day but, it needs to run as root and I'm not sure how to verify this. Also, this cron job basically CDs ...
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Common Mac OS folders/settings to check (when trying to get rid of a pesky self-launching app)

If there's an app that starts up by itself, what would the most efficient places to look for it be? Does anyone have a nice comprehensive list of where to check for Startup Items, Login Items, Login ...