Enabling cron in OSX 10.10 Yosemite

Strangely, one of the earliest things I learned in unix computing was crontab -e. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say, the reason I learned to use vim in the first place, was so I could fire off automated jobs in cron while I slept (Don’t ask. Mine was a complex childhood. :-) ).

I've never been a fan of Apple's launchd replacement on the OSX operating system.

cron has its shortcoming to be sure, but it's unix-y, simple, and let's face it... gets things done, plus, it works on millions of systems worldwide. While I get that Apple wanted to replace the historical soup that was initd (amongst other things), I've always felt launchd was painful. Admittedly, this might just be because I've always found cron so unbelievably fit-for-purpose when you actually know how to use it.

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