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#1 MrJim2

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:44 PM

What are "scripts"? I read where if I don't let the computer on overnight certain scripts won't "run". I use disc utilities that run daily/weekly/monthly "scripts" but no real clue what it's about~sounds important though.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:40 PM

Script
Also known as: Batch File, shell script

Computer code that is contained in a file and can be directly executed to run a sequence of commands on the computer as if it was a program. The difference between this and a binary executable is that it does not have to be compiled in order to execute it.

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Which means they automate repetitive tasks.

These links may help you along In apple scripts are called AppleScript.

AppleScript, the language of automation.

Scripting Mac OS X

This virtual site is a collaborative effort to provide a starting point for information on Macintosh scripting.
ScriptWeb

Hope this was helpful

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 10:32 PM

Are you asking about the maintenance scripts that Mac OS X automatically runs during the night? They will only run when the Mac is on during the time the scripts are supposed to run.
Running the Mac OS X maintenance scripts

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 08:48 AM

Ah that makes sense~I'd ditched OnyX because it wasn't Leopard compatible (though i see there is a beta) so I found Cocktail~so now I'm back to manually running scripts in case they get missed. "Scripts" is an interesting term for these maintenance schedules.


And thanks for the links

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 10:13 PM

You're welcome from both of us !!
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