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Housekeeping

The Mac OS X Unix subsystem can schedule tasks for automatic execution whenever you'd like. Like the automatic software installation, you can write your own maintenance scripts that execute at given intervals. In fact, there are already several scripts that help keep your system running clean.

cron

The cron process is used to schedule repeating tasks for execution by adding entries to either a user or system crontab file. The system-level file is located in /etc/crontab. The default crontab file looks like this:


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