Start Me Up: Writing and Understanding OS X StartupItems
Subject:   OS X Startup Items
Date:   2003-11-21 16:28:54
From:   Trackback from anonymous2
The OS X equivalent of the linux init.d or Windows Startup folder is something called StartupItems ... a directory containing scripts and files for each application. I'm figuring out how they work, partly to debug problems I had with getting a XIndice StartupItem working, but also out of interest. Some resources have been quite useful -'s Start Me Up is a good step-by-step guide. The Apple Developer Connection also has a good article on System Startup. Another page on the ADC explains how to Manage Startup Items (ie, start / restart and stop them), but SystemStarter start "XIndice" doesn't seem to work. Hrm....