This configuration is useful when you need to execute a shell script at Mac OS X boot or shutdown.
There are two files:
- boot-shutdown.sh: bash shell script
You should customize the following placeholders inside the file boot-shutdown-script.plist:
BOOT.SHUTDOWN.SERVICE: If you don't know, leave it as is
SCRIPT_PATH: the path where the boot-shutdown.sh script is stored.
LOG_PATH: the path where the logs are stored. If you don't care about logs, use: /tmp
Then copy the file
sudo cp boot-shutdown-script.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons/
When you want start the virtual machine type the following command:
sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/boot-shutdown-script.plist
If you want stop the script (and the you should type the following command:
sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/boot-shutdown-script.plist
The script will be started machine at every host boot.
boot-shutdown-script.plist the field
false if you don't want that the script starts automatically every time your mac os x boots.
When RunAtLoad is set to false, after the load you must start and stop the script using the following command:
sudo launchctl start BOOT.SHUTDOWN.SERVICE sudo launchctl stop BOOT.SHUTDOWN.SERVICE