: Mac's schedule maintenance


jmlachance
Jan 5th, 2006, 10:33 AM
I downloaded Mac Janitor, and as you may know, it says to use it if you turn off your computer at night. OK, so I have been turning it off, since I didn't know it was doing it's maintenance at that time. Does it do it everyday or once a week? Is this something I can schedule? Don't see anything in System preferences about maintenance...

Thanks

nxnw
Jan 5th, 2006, 12:40 PM
MacJanitor lets you run these routines manually (as do Onyx, Cocktail and other such utilities).

If you want to change the time the maintenance routines run automatically, you need to edit the cron settings that autorun the routines. Cronnix will help you edit these.

mr.steevo
Jan 5th, 2006, 12:53 PM
Hi,

Dump MacJanitor. What you are looking for is Anacron to automatically run those crons when your computer is on.

http://members.cox.net/18james/anacron-tiger.html

s.

jmlachance
Jan 5th, 2006, 02:15 PM
Hi,

Dump MacJanitor. What you are looking for is Anacron to automatically run those crons when your computer is on.

http://members.cox.net/18james/anacron-tiger.html

s.
Thanks
Downloaded it. Anything to free me from doing these tasks. I've spent too many hours 'cleaning up" on my previous wintel pc's..

jmlachance
Jan 5th, 2006, 03:35 PM
Now that I have your attention, a quick question: when I download an application, there's the small icon of a disk on what looks like a white sheet of paper and name.dmg and then another icon of what looks like a white disk drive witht the name of the program. Eventually these icons fill up my desktop. Can I delete them or should i put them in a folder?
thanks again

dthompson101
Jan 5th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Cron is no longer used in 10.4.X for the periodic daily weekly monthly clean up scripts. They have been migrated into the launchd startup paramiters.

If you want to edit your own launchd settings, you can download Linon here:http://lingon.sourceforge.net/

mr.steevo
Jan 5th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Hi,

I had a great link that visually explained what you have to do with those dmg things. I lost it though...

You can read this link instead.

http://guides.macrumors.com/Installing_Applications_in_Mac_OS_X

Basically, once the app is installed to your Applications folder (or utilities folder, depending on the app) you can trash the white drive and the dmg.

s.

jmlachance
Jan 5th, 2006, 07:15 PM
That is good.
Thanks