Setting Up Automatic Script Execution

After you've mastered the skill of building useful automated process into scripts, you'll start wanting to set things up so that they run themselves automatically as well, instead of requiring you to start them manually. Not surprisingly, the Unix side of Mac OS X provides several flexible ways for you to set up the automation you need.

Making Shell Scripts Start at Login or at System Startup

Now that you know how to write shell scripts and run them as commands, making them start when you log in to your account, or making them start when the system starts, is straightforward.

You're already familiar with the login preferences settings and your ability to customize what programs start when you log in from ...

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