This article is for those looking for a detailed and clear guide on how to install auto-run scripts when macOS boots.

This guide describes how to connect to a server using the iTerm2 terminal emulator installed on the macOS operating system.

We go into the system under an account with administrator rights and start the terminal emulator.

Now let’s create a script that will contain the scripts required to execute when macOS boots, using the command:

sudo vim /Users/valdemar/Documents/Scripts/run-service.sh

Note that in this tutorial, a script called “run-service.sh” is created in the user’s home directory. You can create a script in any convenient place for permanent storage.

Auto-run Scripts when macOS Boots

Specify the password for the account and press “Enter”.

Auto-run Scripts when macOS Boots

Click on the “i” button to go into edit mode, then add the scripts you need to execute when you boot macOS.

Auto-run Scripts when macOS Boots

Now press the “Esc” button to exit edit mode, then type “:x” and press the “Enter” button to save your changes and exit the editor.

Auto-run Scripts when macOS Boots

Let’s enable the execution of the file “run-service.sh” using the command:

sudo chmod +x /Users/valdemar/Documents/Scripts/run-service.sh

Auto-run Scripts when macOS Boots

Now you need to use the Cron Task Scheduler to schedule the script to run after the operating system starts up.

Open the task scheduler using the command:

sudo crontab -e

Auto-run Scripts when macOS Boots

Click on the “i” button to switch to edit mode, then add a line with the “@reboot” parameter and specify the full path to the previously created script:

@reboot /Users/valdemar/Documents/Scripts/run-service.sh

Auto-run Scripts when macOS Boots

Now press the “Esc” button to exit edit mode, then type “:x” and press the “Enter” button to save your changes and exit the editor.

Auto-run Scripts when macOS Boots

The script will now automatically run when macOS boots, even before the user logs in.

Vladimir Mikhalev
hey, I’m Vladimir Mikhalev, but my friends call me Valdemar. I have a lot of experience in the design and maintenance of various information systems.

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