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Topic # 183682 26-Oct-2015 16:07
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Been trying to find out if there is any way to restart an application every x hour. Wondering if I should just look into doing it with crontab.

The problem is that this application is running on a headless Mac Mini, and it seems to consume increasing amounts of memory and CPU the longer it runs. Quitting it and then starting it again seems to fix the problem, so being able to schedule it would be nice.

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  Reply # 1416249 29-Oct-2015 17:21
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You could try cronniX and or launchD
And write a bash script to stop/start the application

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  Reply # 1416398 29-Oct-2015 20:00
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Good suggestion. Creating a shell script with /usr/bin/killall and /usr/bin/open and then using crontab works a treat :)


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  Reply # 1416896 30-Oct-2015 11:55

Rather than use killall, I'd go with osascript to cleanly quit the application rather than just kill the process.  Something like:

osascript -e 'tell application "Appname" to quit'

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