[12:00 PM] Server Running Behind Schedule? MacAT To The Rescue
MacSOS has updated the automated task scheduling application for Mac server administrators, MacAT, to version 5.2. The task scheduler allows a host of common tasks to be automated to run on schedule, without intervention, for the server administrator. According to MacSOS:
New MacAT v5.2 features (24th free upgrade for registered users):
Added "Open File With" Task. Allows files to be opened with alternative applications than would otherwise be the case.
Fixed restart bug.
Fixed copy/paste bug.
Compiled using REALbasic 2.1.2 (Faster listboxes)
Started FileMaker 5 compatibility testing (though FileMaker 5 is not yet supported)
Implemented new Clock Timer engine. - More debugging information supplied when in debug mode.
MacAT is a "cron" task scheduling application for Macintosh server administrators. It is a PowerPC application that allows 37 of the most common MacOS tasks to be run daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or yearly without user intervention.
These scheduled tasks include: Launching Applications, Files and AppleScripts; Quitting individual applications or alternatively quitting all currently running processes; Rename and Delete any File or Folder; Hide and Show applications, Mount remote AppleShare volumes; Copy Files or Folders to mounted AppleShare volumes; Unmount nominated AppleShare volumes; Restart or shutdown the Macintosh, eject Zip disks and send eMail.
MacAT 5.2 is available as shareware for US$39, and the upgrade is free for registered users. You can find more information at the MacSOS web site.