According to the man page for
launchctl (emphasis mine):
-w Overrides the Disabled key and sets it to false. In previous versions, this option would modify the configuration file. Now the state of the Disabled key is stored elsewhere on-disk.
Because the current state of the disabled flag is no longer set in the
.plist file itself, checking for the
Disabled key is no longer an accurate way to tell if the service will run on next boot.
Where is this "elsewhere on-disk"? More to the point (and more importantly), how does one check whether this flag is set?
Also, is it possible to set a service to run on next boot without forcing it to start immediately (as with
launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/my-service.plist)?