For me it is quite easy to automate a jar file to run on a pc.

java -jar "C:\...\mFilePath\myJar.jar"

stick this into a cmd file, and schedule it.

Now, migrating over to a mac, i am unsure how to do this. I assumed the automator would be more straight forward, but i find it not to be. I must be doing something wrong.

Please, any advice is appreciated!!

  • If you have already searched this site and haven't found anything useful, you might also want to consider searching the Super User sister site. I actually find your question more relevant there than here and, accordingly, am voting to migrate it to that site. – Andriy M Nov 4 '12 at 16:28
  • ok, i can agree with that. i have voted as well. thank you – jason m Nov 4 '12 at 16:30

If you're not familiar with launchd you could also use cron, what is most commonly used under *nix. Just fire up Terminal and use "crontab -e" to add your job.

Format for crontab is

min hour day month day-of-week command

For more information look at Wikipedia :: Cron


You can schedule scripts to run with launch agents. (man launchd , man launchctl). Lingon is a useful resource.

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