MacJanitor
MacJanitor
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MacJanitor free download for Mac

MacJanitor1.3

25 May 2005

Manually run OSX maintenance scripts.

Overview

MacJanitor allows you to manually startup daily, weekly, and monthly cron maintenance scripts. These scripts are important when keeping MacOS X in "good shape". Usually, these scripts are set to automatically launch at times of the day when little activity occurs. However, if your Mac is turned off during these times, then the maintenance scripts don't have a chance to run.

What's new in MacJanitor

Built for Panther and higher (Tiger compatible). Uses the 'periodic' tool instead of running the tasks directly.
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Mac007
Mac007
Dec 19 2011
1.3
0.0
Dec 19 2011
0.0
Version: 1.3
Both download and developer's links are broken. A good app but it looks like it's been discontinued.
Aargl
Aargl
Oct 11 2011
1.3
0.0
Oct 11 2011
0.0
Version: 1.3
I share the point of view of the last reviewer, but I've noticed something in Leopard (on an iMac G5): The routines seem to run, be it with Mac Janitor or Onyx, but if you look at the logs in the console (/var/log/daily.out, monthly.out and weekly.out), they don't seem to be changed after running the scripts. (the daily log was full of things from one year ago that weren't erased when I was running the script) So I ran them in root user account after having trashed those files from within the Console and I got new clean logs... I don't know if it's useful or not but that's the way to do it. ;-)
Rsmacupdate
Rsmacupdate
Dec 19 2010
1.3
5.0
Dec 19 2010
5.0
Version: 1.3
I just wanted to share my experience with this little tool. I have been using it on all my Macs for years and have never had a problem. I currently have a 15" Early 2008 2.5 GHz Intel Core2 Duo MBP w/6GB RAM and a 640GB HDD running Mac OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard. The application isn't as robust as Onyx or TinkerTool or Cocktail, but is faithfully does what it was designed to do. The "Features" area is the only area that I hesitated in giving it a 5. This is because I couldn't decide whether to rate it based on it's design intent or comparatively with TinkerTool and others. If it is compared with other applications that we designed to do more than it's Features rating would be low (probably a "1") as it doesn't do nearly as much as the others. If it is rated based upon what it was designed to do then it would be a "5". I decided to split the difference between the two and rate it a "2.5" for features. I rated it a "5" overall in consideration that it was never designed to do the set of tasks that "Onyx" and others were. To the Developer: I want to thank yo for this little app as it has faithfully done what you designed it to do for years and I (and I believe others are as well) am very grateful to you for creating it. Thank you and may God bless you!!!
Micg
Micg
Sep 24 2009
1.3
2.0
Sep 24 2009
2.0
Version: 1.3
Awful. Caused my system to lock up with the newer release. Messes up things.
Bruce-Juice
Bruce-Juice
Nov 3 2007
1.3
0.0
Nov 3 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
This was my #1 utility program on my PPC Mac. Now I have a Intel Mac and unfortunately this app hasn't been compiled as an UB and doesn't work on Intel. I've given up and now using OnyX which does everything I need to keep my Mac running smoothly.
Princessgeek
Princessgeek
Sep 5 2006
1.3
0.0
Sep 5 2006
0.0
Version: 1.3
Found this is the best because it's free and it does the work! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I'm recommending this to my clients, family, friends, and students because they need to learn that maintenance is just as important as purchasing the right computer . . . Mac Rules!
Guest
Guest
May 25 2005
1.3
4.3
May 25 2005
4.3
Version: 1.3
... this new version runs fine under 10.4.1. does a fine job however, if you aren't queasy about droping into 'single user' mode, take a look at AppleJack 1.4.1. (it's free) It does any of 5 maintenance jobs -- some of which no freeware can perform under OS 10.4.x As a bonus, you can listen to your G5's fans run wild for a minute or so.
Guest
Guest
May 25 2005
1.3
4.3
May 25 2005
4.3
Version: 1.3
Holy fsck Batman…the best of the best is back :-) I always recommend this UNIX "clearing house" application to folks just for the simple reason it's simple and they can't "screw anything up" by using it (i.e. unlike some other UNIX tools). Don't get me wrong, Onyx is great and I use it but, the average person just needs a little house cleaning it they turn their Mac off when not in use… Great job…again :-)
Guest
Guest
May 25 2005
1.3
4.3
May 25 2005
4.3
Version: 1.3
Like a phoenix, back from the ashes! Nice.
Guest
Guest
May 19 2005
1.2.1
4.3
May 19 2005
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
Compatible with OS 10.4.1 runs only cron maintenance scripts -- singly or altogether
Guest
Guest
May 18 2005
1.2.1
4.3
May 18 2005
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
Is this compatible with Tiger?
Guest
Guest
May 17 2005
1.2.1
4.3
May 17 2005
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
I love this app. It makes maintenance easy and doesn't do anything unnecessary like Onyx does. Simple, easy to use and free. Big thanks to the developer.
Guest
Guest
Mar 18 2005
1.2.1
4.3
Mar 18 2005
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
Running it on 10.3.8. Mac was running slow and I had tried a number of things. MacJanitor cleared the problem right away. Great app! I would gladly pay money for this.
Guest
Guest
Jan 5 2005
1.2.1
4.3
Jan 5 2005
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
This is a GREAT app; it does what it says, and does it well. I would gladly pay for it... and it's free. My PowerBook was slowing down, and this fixed it!
Guest
Guest
Oct 1 2004
1.2.1
4.3
Oct 1 2004
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
It is an old application but I like it. It is elegant, free, easy to use, stable. It works like a charm.
Guest
Guest
Aug 10 2004
1.2.1
4.3
Aug 10 2004
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
Why using the terminal when I can do the same with a mouse? MacJanitor is a true Mac application. A stable, nice little tool. I like it. Onyx is another good one.
Guest
Guest
Jul 27 2004
1.2.1
4.3
Jul 27 2004
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
Love it! Love it! Love it! Everything runs smoother now.
Guest
Guest
May 27 2004
1.2.1
4.3
May 27 2004
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
Stable n' free: perfect. Now using 10.3.4, very stable. Think about Cocktail and laugh out loud.
Guest
Guest
Jan 13 2004
1.2.1
4.3
Jan 13 2004
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
Sometimes, when I run MacJanitor on my B&W Rev 2 G3 running OS 10.3.2, it reports DONE, but the barber pole keeps spinning and I have to cancel the operation. Anyone else seeing this behavior? Is this a problem? And a furthe question: should you desist from using your computer while MacJanitor runs? Maybe this is what causes this behavior? Thanks, Bob
Guest
Guest
Dec 24 2003
1.2.1
4.3
Dec 24 2003
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
When i run macJanitor, it instantly replys with 'Done' , when it doesn't seem to have really done anything?
Guest
Guest
Oct 24 2003
1.2.1
4.3
Oct 24 2003
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
I went to Mac Store and they wanted me to bring my computer in for repair -warned me against installing Jaguar becasue I was having so many problems.... Someone in apple.com's discussion suggested I use macJanitor and to also repair permissions regularly (found in utlitities: disk utility) Well, I no longer have problems, I wrote zeros on my drive and installed Jag -happy G4 dual processor and no downtime!
Guest
Guest
Aug 27 2003
1.2.1
4.3
Aug 27 2003
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
macjanitor changes permissions related to locate.database. i had to repair permissions twice before i realized what was happening.
Guest
Guest
Aug 13 2003
1.2.1
4.3
Aug 13 2003
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
I always find doing things yourself the best. So here are the Prebinding, and UNIX cron commands that can be entered into the Terminal: sudo -S /etc/daily, sudo -S /etc/weekly, sudo -S /ect/monthly, sudo -S update_prebinding root /. ~Mike
Guest
Guest
Jun 19 2003
1.2.1
4.3
Jun 19 2003
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
Excellent product. I use it regularly. It seems to speed everything up after it is run, and eliminate "quirks" which creep in such as the inability to shut down (the computer simply restarts when shutdown is selected). MacJanitor fixes all !!! Use it regularly!!!
Guest
Guest
Jun 14 2003
1.2.1
4.3
Jun 14 2003
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
Very useful, but I've always got to re-authorize after running two of the three scripts. Nevermind this, as it save the use of the terminal. You won't need this if you're Mac is running all the time or if you have changed the cron scripts to run at a different time (when your Mac's running).
Guest
Guest
May 12 2003
1.2.1
4.3
May 12 2003
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
although i have found the daily and weekly cleen ups to helpfull if you are running os x 10.2.5 or 6. Be carefull i have found that the full clean up option (all tasks) seems to mess up your machine in some wierd way. every time that it is used i.e the computer goes to sleep and wont wake up. then after restrating you will incouter a black srceen forcing you to switch off the computor at the power point. another exaple seams to bethat after running my imac lost all record of mr passwords until the system was resarted wierd?????? although none of the problems are long lasting they are just a pain in the soft derier!!!
Guest
Guest
May 11 2003
1.2.1
4.3
May 11 2003
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
Fantastic necessary program to keep things running smooth. I use it on work unit where a jumble of programs run simultaneously including e-mail. And at home on my laptop, neither with any problems or crashes.
Guest
Guest
Apr 18 2003
1.2.1
4.3
Apr 18 2003
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
This is a great program I found recommended by people on the apple forums. Was easy to use and runs as described. Have since been using another application that does more for me, but it worked fine for a long time with no problems. Highly recommend for running those cron jobs!
Guest
Guest
Mar 26 2003
1.2.1
4.3
Mar 26 2003
4.3
Version: 1.2.1
This is a great program. It's absolutely necessary for those of us with notebooks or those who don't leave their computers on overnight. I have not had any problem with 10.2.4 and printing. Besides all this program does is force native OS X jobs to run, the program itself does nothing to your system.
Guest
Guest
Mar 24 2003
1.2.1
0.0
Mar 24 2003
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
Do not use this utility if you are running OS 10.2.4. It disables a key file needed for printing, so when any application tried to print, it crashes.
Guest
Guest
Jun 22 2002
1.2
4.3
Jun 22 2002
4.3
Version: 1.2
This program is nice, simple, FREE, and very necessary for those of us who leave our computers off or sleeping at night, If you would like to know how to change the "cron" maintenance schedule to run automatically at a different time and learn a little about using the OS X terminal also, read this tutorial: http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2001/12/14/terminal_one.html
Guest
Guest
May 19 2001
1.0
4.3
May 19 2001
4.3
Version: 1.0
A very usefull and important freeware. Great !
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