A utility used on OS X to manage the launchd daemon/agent manager

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launchctl slow on ssh to OS X server

I'm running an OS X 10.5.8 server. When my users ssh into it, it can take up to about 10 seconds before they see a prompt. I've turned on debug for ssh and see it's pausing at the "Entering ...
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OSX problem starting FTP from preferences

When I try to enable the FTP service in the preferences (File Sharing->Options->Share Files and Folders Using FTP) the check box enables and then disables again. The console is giving me the message ...
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Manipulating Launchd from Python?

I have a simple python script for manipulating a plist file. Once this file is updated, I'd like to have that same script unload and then load that plist file in launchd. Normally, I'd use launchctl ...
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Difference between ulimit, launchctl, sysctl?

When managing the limits of the operating system (specifically OSX), what is the difference and overlap between the functionality and history of these three tools: ulimit launchctl, launchd sysctl ...
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launchd & launchctl Aqua session type on OSX Tiger

I have a script which I can successfully schedule using on OSX Leopard as follows :- launchctl load -w -S Aqua com.floehopper.script Apparently I need the Aqua session type because the script ...
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crontabs not firing on mac osx server under a non root account

I'd like to run a crontab but it is never fired. It's on a mac osx server 10.5.6 Accounts on mac are not defined in /etc/passwd. So their is no use in adding my account in /usr/lib/cron/cron.allow. I ...