Starting XAMPP Automatically Upon Login on OSX

I was SO getting tired of opening a terminal window to get my web server going when I needed to do some web dev on my MacBook Pro, I finally started looking around for ways to start XAMPP on it’s own when I booted my machine.

I found the answer deep in the forums. It looks like this:

crontab -u root -e
@reboot /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/mampp start

I didn’t know you could do an @reboot in crontab. It turns out there are a number of these abbreviations, including @hourly, @monthly, @yearly.

Anyhow, it seems to be working, and I’m delighted.

2 thoughts on “Starting XAMPP Automatically Upon Login on OSX

  1. Just as an FYI, the crontab file was deprecated with OS X 10.4. The proper ‘Apple’ way to do this is to write a launchd script.

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