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LaunchControl

LaunchControl

1.4607 June 2019

Create, manage, and debug launchd(8) services.

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07 June 2019

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LaunchControl

LaunchControl

1.4607 June 2019

Create, manage, and debug launchd(8) services.

Overview

LaunchControl is a launchd(8) frontend allowing you to manage and debug system and user services on your Mac. All documented features of launchd(8) are supported. It reports potential problems even before a job is started and makes sure you always create valid configurations.

Features:
  • Sophisticated interface - With LaunchControl you see all services and their respective status at a glance. Invalid services are highlighted and a problem description is provided. You can enable or disable services with a single click. The same goes for loading, unloading and ad-hoc starting. Long list of jobs may be filtered. You find what you are looking for in an instant. But LaunchControl is not just another .plist editor. It provides a dedicated interface for every single launchd(8) configuration key. The interface is adaptive. It displays only information that is relevant for the selected job.
  • Absolute freedom - While the default editing mode in LaunchControl supports all documented features of launchd(8), you may sometimes need to use unofficial features. Switch to 'Expert Mode' and you're set. Both modes are fully synchronized. Changes in one editor will instantly show up in the other one.
  • Everything you need - LaunchControl provides everything you need to create, edit, remove or debug launch services. It even includes a log viewer, so you don't have to fire up Console.app and build custom queries.
  • Discover what's possible - launchd(8) currently supports some 36+ documented keys. LaunchControl makes it easy to discover them. Every key in the palette panel is annotated, so you don't have to consult the man page. Search them by category, name or description. Once found, drag an item from the palette section to the configuration section to add this key.

What's new in LaunchControl

Version 1.46:
New features
  • Additional warning before saving changes to job definitions having the prefix com.apple. in their file name (Thanks, Adam!)
  • New filter criterion "Invalid" to show only files which either cannot be parsed or do not resemble a valid job definition according to launchd.plist(5).
  • Provide additional information in case a property list cannot be parsed
  • Warn about job labels ending with whitespace
  • Several quick-fix options for problematic labels
Bug fixes
  • Sometimes LaunchControl would not properly install its bundled helper tool
  • Don't flag missing Label key as an error in case a job definition cannot be parsed
  • Crash when changing type of Label to something other then String in Expert Mode
  • The demo version did not allow users to see the dialogs for cron import and export
Changes
  • When creating a job from clipboard content or from a template set new job label to filename of new job definition
  • LaunchControl now refuses to save a job definition if its label is not unique in its launchd domain

Requirements for LaunchControl

  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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