Startup, Login, and Logout Scripts

By: James Reynolds - Revised: 2014-01-23 richard

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Overview on how to create StartupItems, LoginHooks, and LogoutHooks, which are useful to run maintenance or start automated daemons.

Table Of Contents
    Basic Information about startup, login, and logout scripts and related security issues.

    Learn about startup items—parent folders, scripts, /etc/rc.common, resources, and StartupParameters.plist.

    Learn about login and logout hooks and hook parameters.

    The purpose of these links is to help others use and write scripts on Mac OS X for a lab environment. Some of the links are to scripting tutorials, and some links are to actual Mac OS X scripts for a lab.