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For Mac OS X
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For Mac OS X
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Mac OS X, being based on unix, has maintenance scripts that it runs (daily, weekly, monthly). They are set to run in the early morning hours, but if your computer is not on, they never run. This may eventually lead to trouble.

Enter cronaid. cronaid will check to see if your maintenance scripts have not been run and will run them when the computer is awake. If they have been run, it does nothing.

1st download: This version of cronaid is designed for Mac OS X 10.2 and newer
2nd download: This version is 1.0.4 for use with Mac OS X 10.1 or earlier.

What does cronaid install:
The cronaid tool is installed at '/usr/local/bin/cronaid'
An entry in the system crontab file (/etc/crontab) is added to run cronaid periodically

What is cronaid doing:
For each of the three system maintenance scripts (daily, weekly, monthly) cronaid checks the date on the log of output for the script against the last time the script should have been run. The time is calculated by looking at the entry for the script in the system crontab file. If the script run is overdue, it is run. More precisely, the exact command entered in the contab file is executed. This way it is exactly as if cron had run the entry had the computer been on.

Architecture: PPC