Open a File at Set Time

Hello. I am hoping that someone might be able to help me. I am new to using scripts. I want to set my mac to open a file (a sound file or a picture) at a seccific time each day. Kind of like how you can set start-up and shut-down times in the system preferences, exept that I want to open an individual file. Is there a way to use scripts to do this? I have also looked at Automator (with all of it’s pre-defined actions, I thought there would be something for this), but didn’t see anything like this. If someone could point me in the right direction, that would be great.

Thank you very much.

hi marcus,

i think what you are looking for is the ‘cron’ facility. you can do a ‘man cron’ and a ‘man crontab’ from your terminal to find out more about this, or if you don’t think you are up to the task you should try the program ‘cronix’, which you can find on versiontracker:

Thank you very much. I downloaded cronix, and it is exactly what I nneded.