Maintain1
Maintain1
8.7

3.6

Maintain1 free download for Mac

Maintain18.7

01 November 2007

Performs prebinding, maintenance routines and much more.

Overview

Maintain1 is an AppleScript Studio Application. The main purpose of this program is to provide an interface to run shell scripts in the terminal and to be able to edit any shell script.

The shell scripts are linked in the program by the name and location of the script. What this means is that you can edit any of the scripts and have them do what you want them to do. Shell scripts are plain text files. The scripts are not compiled into the program and can be changed. My adhd is starting to show again.

The little program started out with about 3 or 4 buttons and now we are close to 100 buttons. The scripts that the buttons control do several different things. When including local and remote operations there are close to 250 things that maintain1 can do.

Yes the program is still freeware but donations are welcome.

What's new in Maintain1

Version 8.7:
  • Now works with Mac OS X 10.5

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83 Reviews of Maintain1

4.5
misterjspencer
17 June 2004
Version: 5.9

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I do like this script GUI and constantly come back to it. However I prefer macaroni for the basic cron jobs as it automates the process, the script would really rock if has some simple automation of some of the tasks. I wonder if ther is any simple way of linking macaroni and maintain
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5
Macmend-com
26 August 2006
Version: 7.6
I like this because in some ways because it is applescript studio and its GUI has always been quite basic. I also like the fact you can run scripts at the same time, maybe OnyX does the same things and with a pretty pretty GUI but this somehow brings a semi geek like me closer to what really is going on without me having to learn it all and OnyX only does one thing at a time. I often recommend this utility on my web site and i hope it continues to be developed
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umaromc
20 April 2006
Version: 7.6
Perhaps adding the addendum of "(Intel)" on the side of the main software listing (on the MacUpdate main page) would help clarify that MOST Mac users should not bother with the direct download provided...
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Ned-Anderson
14 March 2006
Version: 7.54_PRO
Dose anyone know what pre-binding actualy does. I've done this twice and it screwed my computer both times. All I got on restarting was a blank desktop and the Spotlight icon in the top right corner and nothing else. It seemed to load everything up until that point and then just sit there. ????
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Anonymous
23 August 2005
Version: 7.5_PRO
Applescript Error at startup. Ti PB 1GHZ OS X 10.4.2
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Anonymous
02 August 2005
Version: 7.4_PRO
Resizing the window was a big mistake--- it was simply gone?!
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5
Anonymous
02 August 2005
Version: 7.4_PRO
WOW!!! What a superb improvement! Magnificently inclusive and functional! Remarkable!
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Anonymous
02 August 2005
Version: 7.4_PRO
DEVELOPER - look at the system requirements listed on MacUpdate. It says 10.3 and above - that's Panther - Tiger is 10.4 and above. Therein lies the confusion. Write to MacUpdate to get that fixed. (8/1/2005, Version: 7.4_PRO)
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Anonymous
29 April 2005
Version: 7.3.T
These are not bugs in this release. This release will only run on tiger and above.The "T" in the version does not mean Tiger Direct. lol. Sorry, I do have to laugh at tiger direct. I guess it is cheap advertising. I have left the preTiger version up. The only difference is the toolbar.
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3.25
Elwood3711
28 April 2005
Version: 7.3.T
I get an AppleScript error upon launch.....so...I'm wondering... Says Made for Tiger.....ok......Only??..it's unclear if it'll run on Panther 10.3.9 or not
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1.75
designguy
16 April 2005
Version: 7.2
Still too many bugs, especially under 10.3.8. Example would be the Force Delete Trash option - it does not work. Trash still remains full even after system reboot. Dock Floater option cannot be disable or Quit and now appears as a permanent big blue Aqua button on the Desktop. Developer does not respond to his/her e-mail. So to correct this last issue I would have to reload base OSX from CD as an Archive Install. Not impressed. Not worth the four star reviews. Use Onyx, Macaroni or TinkerTool - far better and more predictable results!
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5
Anonymous
22 February 2005
Version: 7.2
Absolutely excellent. Basic user controls without bells and whistles. Use intelligently for a complete optmization tweak without loss or damage to one's preferences/system. After trying many "free"maintenance tools this utility is a definate winner. Many thanks Blacklist. P.S. Using a G4 450 mhz on Panther 10.3.8 22nd Feb 2005 Ronnie V, Blackheath ,London UK
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1.5
Anonymous
20 February 2005
Version: 7.2
This is a 'simple interface'? Not hardly.
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Anonymous
09 February 2005
Version: 7.1.1
Maintain1 7.1 still has the "Quit if touched" Menu Bar Problem under 10.3.8 Select operation desired from the "Improved" window selection strip and then just touch the menu bar when you want to quit.
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Anonymous
08 February 2005
Version: 7.1
Ooops! 7.1 is still crashing on me when I try to make use of its menubar... :-( I'm running 10.3.7. Anyway, thanks for the update and for trying to solve this as soon as possible.
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Anonymous
08 February 2005
Version: 7.0
OK, Lets try this again. 7.1 is the new version and it's online now. 7.0 would only work on tiger.
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2.75
Flash1296
07 February 2005
Version: 7.0
Gnosis' experience is mine under OS 10.3.7 Please fix this. maintain1 is one a group of similar applications, the best, by far, being CLIX.
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Anonymous
07 February 2005
Version: 7.0
I working on an update. This version should be used on 10.4 pre release .
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Jvhvr
07 February 2005
Version: 7.0
Indeed, Vs. 7 crashes with an Applescript error as soon I try to click a munubar item... No problems with versions before 7. I think a quick fix should be nice.
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Anonymous
07 February 2005
Version: 7.0
Apple Script Error on launch...then crashing. No problem with previous version though.
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Anonymous
07 February 2005
Version: 7.0
same here. on opening program it gets error: NSArgumentsWrongScriptError (6) click ok then click a menu item and it quits. running OS X 10.3.7 on an iMac
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UmarOMC
07 February 2005
Version: 7.0
Same here as vitaly: "NSArgumentsWrongScriptError (6)" as soon as it's launched MDD G4 (single CPU)/10.3.7
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Vitaly
07 February 2005
Version: 7.0
starts up and quits on my 15" al pb under 10.3.7 w/ nsargumentswrongscripterror message
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4.5
Anonymous
30 December 2004
Version: 6.5
Yea! I got a laptop--can't wait to get maintain on it. Cool it's still free!
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4.75
Anonymous
17 December 2004
Version: 6.5
very good thanks for making it free
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5
Anonymous
22 November 2004
Version: 6.5
The GUI is strange but it works and is free.
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4.75
Anonymous
13 November 2004
Version: 6.5
thanks for the new interface, so much better. this soft actually offers most features then any other free utility. like flush lookupd cache and tons more, even Onyx (Jag) is kinda short of feat, compared with this. thanks again,
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4.75
Anonymous
02 August 2004
Version: 6.0.2
Cool - another update to an app that never seems to need one! I use "maintain" @ least once a week, and have for a long time now. Just plain love it... esp. cause it's still free ;^)
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2
Anonymous
02 August 2004
Version: 6.0.2
The previous version did a fine job. Does this one work? It crashed my system :-(
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4.75
Anonymous
07 July 2004
Version: 6.0.1
I prefer Onyx but Maintain is a nice free tool. The big "donate" button is a bit inutrusive. Good job anyway.
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4.5
misterjspencer
17 June 2004
Version: 5.9
I do like this script GUI and constantly come back to it. However I prefer macaroni for the basic cron jobs as it automates the process, the script would really rock if has some simple automation of some of the tasks. I wonder if ther is any simple way of linking macaroni and maintain
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5
Anonymous
31 May 2004
Version: 5.9
Great freeware. Maintain, Onyx and Macjanitor rocks.
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4.75
Anonymous
13 May 2004
Version: 5.9
Thanks for being so responsive! Indispensible tool.
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5
Anonymous
13 May 2004
Version: 5.9
Still great! And thanks for fixing that Terminal window thing. That was sooo annoying. And I like the buttons now ;^) And still free!
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Anonymous
13 May 2004
Version: 5.9
very, very happy now that terminal windows don't try to dig to the centre of the earth... thanks!
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4.75
Anonymous
21 March 2004
Version: 5.8.9
I still love this app. Why anyone would pay for those other apps that do (or don't even do) what maintain does is beyond me. But I'm keeping 5.8.8 though cause I like the buttons better in that one ;^)
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Anonymous
06 March 2004
Version: 5.8.7
I hope that everything works as stated.
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5
Anonymous
04 March 2004
Version: 5.8.7
Well, with release 5.8.7 Mantain works again on 10.2.x. Thanks to the developer for such a quick response until this issue's been finally fixed! And it works as good as ever - this is my favourite maintenance tool, and it beats some others floating out there which are not free or donationware. I wonder, though, why my previous post concerning the fact 5.8.6 wouldn't run under 10.2.x just like 5.8.5 didn't was obliterated.
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Mdavis1
04 March 2004
Version: 5.8.7
Well, it's hard to tell if this a worthwhile app since the thing won't open in 10.2.8. This is my first experience with Maintain, I haven't used earlier versions. After the download is opened by Stuffit, no disk image mounts. I just get the icon in my download folder, double-click and get my Console crash log. Any info appreciated. Mark
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Anonymous
03 March 2004
Version: 5.8.6
I'm having the same problem; both Maintain1 and Maintain refuse to launch. Both bounce then vanish from the Dock without complaint. Maintain1 5.7.2 worked fine for me on OS X 10.2.8.
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Anonymous
02 March 2004
Version: 5.8.5
This release of maintain won't start on my Mac. Ouch, it hurts! I'm running 10.2.8. Any help?
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5
Anonymous
02 March 2004
Version: 5.8.5
I use this app at least once a week. Thanks for keeping the checkboxes. Me like checkboxes!
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4.75
Anonymous
23 January 2004
Version: 5.8.2
Yea! Thanks so much for the choice. I use Panther - but I like the maintain1 interface much better. I never even thought to search through the top line menu to find the "all 3" cron thing. Now I've got the checkboxes back. Thanx again.
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4.25
Anonymous
21 January 2004
Version: 5.8.1
I've long been a fan of Maintain1, but I have to agree that the new UI is much more difficult to comprehend than the old one. I'm not sure what the intended benefit of the new UI is supposed to be. One simplification would be to start up with the "basic" options and have a button that takes you to "advanced" (where there would be a similar button to return to "basic"). Obviously, it would be nice if the choice were sticky between runs.
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Anonymous
21 January 2004
Version: 5.8
I will put the old interface up on Thursday.I am not going to replace the new one. I am just letting you choose the interface that you want to use.
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5
Anonymous
20 January 2004
Version: 5.8
I don't see the interface complaints posted earlier as being valid. Choose basic or advanced opotions. Use the terminal or don't. The work of system maintenance gets done. This is a cool program.
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Anonymous
20 January 2004
Version: 5.8
Helps me keep a neat and tidy sys with a minimum of fuss. Love it.
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Anonymous
20 January 2004
Version: 5.8
Ugh! The interface is awful - and I already trashed my older version. Oh well, that shows me I guess.
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Anonymous
12 January 2004
Version: 5.7.2
unable to prebind when name is too long has nothing at all to do with the software and I think that the developer left the prebind for no reason at all . Because everyone knows that prebinding is useless above 10.2.
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2.5
Anonymous
12 January 2004
Version: 5.7.2
1) Not very convenient, as it implies using the UNIX interface 2) Not very efficient. Eg : unable to empty trash in many cases when SuperGetInfo can, unable to prebind when the item's name is too long, frequent trouble when reparing priorities. Conclusion:it does a lot of things but many are done better by specific softwares.
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4.75
Anonymous
25 December 2003
Version: 5.7.1
There are a lot of these types of apps out there, but I think only this one does so much. It's the one I started using, and I've never strayed. I love it - love it - love it! Even though I still don't know what a lot of the stuff is that it does ;-)
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4.5
Anonymous
03 December 2003
Version: 5.6.1
the interface is improving... and this app is still free. it does what it says it will do. thanks, Mark Gregg!
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Anonymous
03 December 2003
Version: 5.6.1
Does NOT work. Gives me this when I try to load it. Apple Script Error: "usr/bin/uptime " doesn't understand the message. (-1708) Anyone have any clues? I AM running in root. My Disk Permissions are fine (ran multiple test/repair). Etc. 667 G4 Powerbook: Panther 10.3.1
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5
Flash1296
01 December 2003
Version: 5.6
* * * * * The very best utility of its type, and I have tried ALL of them ! The NET speedup option is particularly excellent.
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4.75
Anonymous
01 December 2003
Version: 5.6
excellent - thanks a lot
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4.5
Diego García
22 October 2003
Version: 5.4
I really like maintain, because in other programs you don;t know what really happend, the interface, well that need some more intuitive but i liked its, i think this application its more for advanced users, but if you read all the instructions you dont need to be a geek. Im a student of Computer Systems on Mexico. Thanks, to person who do this application.
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4.75
Anonymous
04 October 2003
Version: 5.1.1
I use this every day and have for a while now. I only use it for the cron items and permissions repair, though, because I have no idea what a lot of that other stuff is (and I don't really care either). Keep up the good work - and thatnks for remaining free :-)
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Anonymous
03 October 2003
Version: 5.1.1
looks great, works great........might be a bit to complicated for less tech out there.......a few changes to the gui could make this great! well done mr developer!
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5
Anonymous
03 October 2003
Version: 5.1
Great update.
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Anonymous
22 August 2003
Version: 5.0
That script would of copied the folder you choose into /Volumes/Backup/yourfolder . Yourfolder was the folder you choose.The script would not of removed anything from the /Volumes/Backup except the folder you choose.The name Backup is not being used any longer as a place to hold files.
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JaguarX
22 August 2003
Version: 5.0
What? I ran "Defrag a folder" and the contents of the folder a gone! I have a Firewire disk call Backup and maintain1 copied something to it then ate it also! What a bunch of bull____! DON'T trust this sorry ass little piece of ____ program!
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Anonymous
02 August 2003
Version: 4.9
I just added the weekly1 script back in .
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3.75
Anonymous
02 August 2003
Version: 4.9
The weekly1 script is missing from the resources folder. must have been accidentally left out. I LIKE the interface, advanced settings on top, quicker easier on the bottom, very simple to get at what I need. Hopefully this minor omission will be quickly replaced.
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Anonymous
28 July 2003
Version: 4.8
Adam the interface is the way I want it. I think that mac os 10 is unix based .and the program is made for unix geeks .Adam if you don't like the geeky program go use one that is a little less geeky.lol Like I have said before the interface is the way I like it and if you don't like it then don't use it.
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1.75
Anonymous
21 July 2003
Version: 4.8
Still in desperate need of a proper interface. Suitable for UNIX geeks, but not Mac users. It's shame, given that power that would appear to be in this application, that the developer can't seem to put a bit of effort into making it more logical and straightforward. Previously I was prepared to attribute this to having not gotten around to it, but at this point I think it's just negligence.
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Anonymous
16 June 2003
Version: 4.6
Works as promised with a minimum of fuss. Not as visually intuitive as say Cocktail, but it gets the job done and it's free.
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Anonymous
31 May 2003
Version: 4.4.1
The interface on this application is extremely crude. I appreciate someone taking the effort to bring these tools together in one place, but honestly - talk to a good UI designer, please. Even someone familiar with what they're doing is bound to unsure where to click and in what order. Some simple reordering and rearranging would help immeasurably.
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4.75
Anonymous
19 May 2003
Version: 4.3
I use this every day, but I've yet to explore every option. The screen record thing sounds cool.
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4.75
Anonymous
30 April 2003
Version: 4.2
Excellent! I am an experienced unix user, but never had to do system admin stuff. Now I still don't really have to thanks to this. Am not sure but I think this may have fixed a printer problem I've been having. Need to figure out what some of these features are. Highly recommend.
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4.75
Anonymous
21 April 2003
Version: 4.2
Still free. Still cool. The new screen record thing didn't really work, but I only tried it once while doing a bunch of other stuff.
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5
Anonymous
15 April 2003
Version: 4.1
Not knowing anything about which Unix maintenance scripts (cron scripts?) need to be run, and when, this tool has been invaluable to me since switching to a Mac in October 2002. And I appreciate the fact that it's free!
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5
Anonymous
19 March 2003
Version: 4.0
I really like the new interface it is one of the best and coolest I have seen .
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Anonymous
17 March 2003
Version: 4.0
I still really like what this program does, and it does it very well, but the new interface is about as unintuitive as the last one. It looks as though it's designed by a programmer, for a programmer. I suggest that the author hook up with a usability person to make this program easy to navigate and use for the rest of us.
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5
Flash1296
18 January 2003
Version: 3.5
My absolute favorite GUI for running important shell scripts. Beats the hell out of the competition, a rather cluttered field. I run a popular semi-private KDX Server and have highjly recommended "maintain" to my membership without reservation - a rara avis
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Mkmark1
08 January 2003
Version: 3.5
it is no way it could of messed up your computer like you say. I can't help that you did something to your computer.It is funny how thousands of people have ran these scripts and yours is the only problaim .they do the same thing as the shareware programs. That gives me an idea "maybe your are one of the shareware authers that are mad because maintain is free". as to why its free well most all the scripts are on your computer anyway.
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4.5
Anonymous
07 January 2003
Version: 3.5
I thought of using it, it worked, and my system and OS are fully intact. If one doesn't use it properly or read everything...well?? I found that it had some built in failsafes for any possible errors. I am certainly no UNIX guru (by any stretch) and if I can manage it, it can't be TOO dangerous.
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1
August
06 January 2003
Version: 3.5
Don't even think of using this atrocity on any computer. I merely LOOKED at one of the so-called operations without doing anything and, upon closing the window, this software monstrosity screwed up my entire operating system so badly that nothing worked (OSX 10.2.2 on an imac flat screen). Fortunately I had recently made a DVD backup of my entire hard drive-whew! Beware-dangerous garbage.
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4.75
Anonymous
25 December 2002
Version: 3.4.1
Wow. Looks cool. I had no probs with it before, but I must say it looks mich nicer now. And still FREE! Thanx.
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Bmalam
25 December 2002
Version: 3.4.1
WORKS FLAWLESSLY, PRICED RIGHT. 'NUFF SAID!
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Anonymous
08 November 2002
Version: 3.2
weedmeat try and delete ~/library/preferences/com.apple.Terminal.plist and then try again
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4.75
Anonymous
08 November 2002
Version: 3.2
I like the new icon! Never did know what that squiggle was... For some reason, no matter what I ask it to do, it opens first a daily chore terminal, then what I asked for. Still love it though!
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4.75
Anonymous
13 October 2002
Version: 2.9
All I use this for is netspeedup, the 3 chores, and prebinding. I kinda wish I even knew what all the other stuff meant; but anyway thanks for this free tool. My only complaint is that it should remember its window position from exit to launch.
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4.5
Anonymous
11 October 2002
Version: 2.8
whats so cool about this little program is that everything is run in the terminal application,and they are all shell scripts. so i have no dought at all on what the program is doing ,, guess thats why is't so stable and liked by the techies
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Anonymous
19 March 2002
Version: 1.0
a couple people asked me about this so here you go this makes a folder here /Applcations/maintain1 The actual application is here /Applications/maintain1/build/maintain1
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  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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