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Scheduling a job using launchd to run on the last day of every month

I am using Mac OS X Server 10.8.3. I want to schedule a job using launchd so that the job will execute at 2:00 pm on the last day of every month. How can I schedule this through a plist file? I have ...
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How does scheduling work?

How do programs designed for scheduling (e.g. Task Scheduler in Windows, cron in Unix systems) know that it "is time" for them to run a certain scheduled command or script? I imagine it's not ...
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What is the difference between “periodic” and “cron” on OS X?

I bought a book on OS X and it says that launchd now control the scheduling of cron tasks, it this true? Also it says that if I place commands in /etc/daily.local that they will execute after the ...
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Linux: schedule a service to run in a time period

i want a service to be start at 8:00 and be ended in 14:00 automatically i already do this manualy by: /etc/init.d/myservice.sh start /etc/init.d/myservice.sh stop i think it should be related ...
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Can I make cron “random”?

Maybe I'm completely nuts, and if so - that's fine. But how would I schedule a job to on-some-random-schedule broadcast a goofy message, like from fortune? clarification yes - this is my personal ...