Automating Rev Apps in OS X

Mark Smith mark at maseurope.net
Tue Dec 27 11:18:52 CST 2005


In fact, there is an excellent cron GUI by the name of Cronnix at:

http://www.abstracture.de/projects-en/cronnix

It's donationware, and very good.

Mark

On 27 Dec 2005, at 16:38, Andre Garzia wrote:

> Dan,
>
> the way MacOS X and other Unixes schedule tasks is the way of  
> cronjobs, cron is a nice tool that comes bundled with all *nix and  
> MacOS X that allows you to launch apps and processess using all  
> kinds of calendar tricks, repetition and whatever... there are lots  
> of info on cron on the web, and the format of the crontab file (the  
> configuration file for cron) is pretty easy, it's plain text, one  
> entry per line, very easy.
>
> cheers
> andre
>
> On Dec 27, 2005, at 7:16 AM, Dan Shafer wrote:
>
>> This may be common knowledge among OS X folks but since it was a  
>> new thought
>> to me, I figured I'd share it anyway.
>>
>> If you want to launch a Rev standalone app (or, for that matter,  
>> Rev itself)
>> at a specific date and time in OS X, you can do so simply by using  
>> iCal to
>> define an alarm for that date/time and set its behavior to "open  
>> file".
>> Select your app from the list of apps available to be opened  
>> (usually this
>> means using "other..." at the end of that menu). By defining a  
>> repeating
>> event, you can have the app launch as often as needed.
>>
>> For all I know there's some equivalent way to do this using  
>> Outlook on
>> Windows. I'll leave that to the Windows dudes and dudettes.
>>
>> --
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
>> http://www.shafermedia.com
>> Get my book, "Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought"
>>> From http://www.shafermediastore.com/tech_main.html
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