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How do I launch a process as a specific user at startup on OS X?

I would like to run a script as a particular user on startup (not on login). I thought a launchd LaunchDaemon would do it, but 'man launchd' says: "If you wish your service to run as a certain user, ...
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OS X 10.6 Apply ipfw rules at startup

I have a couple of firewall rules I would to like to apply at startup. I have followed the instructions from http://images.apple.com/support/security/guides/docs/SnowLeopard_Security_Config_v10.6.pdf ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.6 NetBoot imaged machines running fsck on boot

I have created a NetInstall image of a OS X 10.6.6 machine in our organization for easy deployment of new machines. This has worked out great for us with the exception of the machines running fsck on ...
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How to autostart apps in OS X as a different user

I am playing with CouchDB and whenever I do, I first have to issue sudo couchdb -i -u couchdb couchdb -b This starts CouchDB as the user couchdb, group couchdb. I then also have to enter my ...
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mysql startup, shtudown and logging on osx

I am trying to troubleshoot some mysql problems (I have a table I cant seem to delete or drop, it hangs forever) I have 10.5.8 osx, I dont remember how/if I installed mysql, here is what I know: it ...
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Time Application Startup

Is there anyway to time how long it takes an Application to start up on the Mac? We were getting reports of Word 2008 taking a half-hour to launch, and, while we think we've resolved the problem, ...
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How do I disable the OSX startup sound? [closed]

Is it possible to disable the start up sound on my MacBook Pro running OSX 10.5.6? I find it can be disturbing to others at certain times.