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.
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.
Thanks Scott. I’ll look into this.