Automatic startup and shut down in OS X
September 11, 2002 7:34PM
edited January 2014
I used to have my Mac start up and shut down at timed intervals when I used OS 7.x to OS 9.2. I haven't found out how to make OSX 10.2 do that. Is it possible?
Reply 1 of 2
September 11, 2002 9:44PM
[quote]Originally posted by bsharp:
<strong>I used to have my Mac start up and shut down at timed intervals when I used OS 7.x to OS 9.2. I haven't found out how to make OSX 10.2 do that. Is it possible?
As of right now OSX doesn't have that feature.
Reply 2 of 2
September 11, 2002 11:47PM
Mr. Sharp I presume,
I suppose if one (who just might have worked with real supercomputers) were handy with unix they might be able to set up a crontab to make your Mac shut down automatically.
I don't think it would be possible to make it boot automatically though, using cron, as the OS would obviously not be running.
However, you might be able to use cron to put the system to sleep and wake itself up at specific intervals. Using unix, that might be a better alternative - depending on the reasons.
Unfortunately, I'm not well versed enough in unix to have the specific command available for something like that.
Perhaps Brad the moderator or maybe eugene or someone can enlighten us...
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