Anacron

3.3 14 Nov 2007

Auto-runs periodic maintenance scripts.

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Developer website: Ronald Florence

Anacron runs the periodic daily, weekly and monthly tasks on your Mac even if the machine (a laptop, for example) spends much of its time asleep or switched-off. Anacron silently checks when you reboot and every sixty minutes while the computer is running to see if the various periodic scripts are overdue, and runs them if necessary. The advantage of Anacron over many other solutions to this issue is that it runs as a proper Unix background process, requires no user intervention, and uses the regular periodic scripts, including /etc/daily.local, /etc/weekly.local and /etc/monthly.local.

Note: This version of Anacron will run on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) but it is not needed, as the Leopard launchd will run skipped jobs when the machine is next awake.

What's New

Version 3.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

*Previously available here

Ratings

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Details

Downloads
8,206
Version Downloads
3,387
Type
Utilities / System
License
Free
Date
14 Nov 2007
Platform
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price
Free