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SystemStarter is a system program in Mac OS X, started by Mac OS X's BSD-style init prior to Mac OS X v10.4 and by launchd in Mac OS X v10.4 and later releases, that starts system processes specified by a set of property lists.[1] SystemStarter was originally written by Wilfredo Sanchez for Mac OS X.[2] In Mac OS X v10.4, it was deprecated in favor of launchd, and kept in the system only to start system processes not yet converted to use launchd.

SystemStarter appears to have been removed from OS X 10.10 and later.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Apple Computer (April 12, 2002). "Manual Page for SystemStarter". BSD System Manager's Manual. Apple Computer. Retrieved 2006-12-23.
  2. ^ Wilfredo Sanchez (May 28, 2001). "WWDC round-up". Clever Name TBD. Archived from the original on March 11, 2007. Retrieved 2006-12-23.

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