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  Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
Subject:   maintenance script vs macjanitor
Date:   2003-12-29 19:14:19
From:   anonymous2
Hi, I'm a 56-yr old newcomer to much of this technology. I swallowed hard and followed your instructions and was able to edit the script which controls the timing of system maintenance programs. I guess it's working because nothing has crashed. While surfing around the various MAC sites (understanding about 5% of what I read), I came across a program called macjanitor. My question--does this do the same maintenance that your script editing tutorial (Learning the Terminal..) does? If so, is there an advantage to one way over the other? thank you. mike schwinden
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  • maintenance script vs macjanitor
    2004-01-11 07:26:33  anonymous2 [View]

    MacJanitor simply puts a front end on these tasks, allowing you to press a button for 'Daily', 'Weekly' or 'Monthly'. However, under Mac OS 10.2 (Jaguar) you can acheive exactly the same by typing the following into the terminal:
    sudo periodic daily
    (or - instead of 'daily' - 'weekly', or 'monthly'); or run them all at once by typing:
    sudo periodic daily weekly monthly
    but the tutorial allows all this to occur automatically. You don't really need MacJanitior.
    - Dave Everitt