Scheduled Download Azureus/aMule Mac

I just moved from Europe to Australia and there you actually get a fast Internet Connection but with bandwidth limitation. So you get a bandwidth volume for peak and off peak time. Of course the one one for the off peak time is much bigger. So at the begin I didn’t care much about it and I was downloading as usual. Soon I had used my volume for the peak time and I could surf just with ISDN speed during the day. So I needed scheduled downloading but I missed that feature in Azureus and aMule. So what’s the solution to that dilemma?

We know MAC OS is based on Unix and there is service called crontab which does the trick. It is running in the background and is used to run commands in a specified interval. What I basically do is open and close the download program in a specific time.

1. Open Terminal
2. “crontab -e”
3. Modifie and put the commands below:

4. To save the file press “:” (run commands) and then press “qw” (quit and write)

Explanation:
2:05am Open aMule
2:05am Open Azureus
11:55am Close aMule
11:55am Close Azureus

Of course the interval time and paths needs to be adjusted. Do a google search if you want to know more about crontab.

admin on May 18th 2008 in MAC

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