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WCWalker
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 12:02 pm    Post subject: Utilities or App questions Reply with quote

Does OS X have any kind of built in utility or app that will allow you to fire a file from the hard drive at a scheduled time? Looking for something that can fire a audio file at a specific time every hour.

Or is there an app or utility that will open up a program like Hourly News allowing that to play at a scheduled time?

http://hourlynewsapp.com/
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could use cron to kick off a script to do whatever you want.

https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/BPSystemStartup/Chapters/ScheduledJobs.html
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply Reply with quote

Next time I need to look at which button to click to reply to a message. LOL

Thanks, I am going to look into this right now. Doesn't seem like there is much of anything that can launch and play audio files from another utility or software with the Mac.
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