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launchctl: Unload a currently loaded agent, e.g. to make changes (note: the plist file is automatically loaded into `launchd` after a reboot and/or logging in).
$ launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/${my_script}.plist
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The command "launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/${my_script}.plist" is used to unload or stop a launch agent, which is a background process or service that runs automatically when a user logs in.

Here is a breakdown of the command:

  • "launchctl" is a command-line utility on macOS that manages system services and daemons.
  • "unload" is an option of launchctl used to stop or unload a running service.
  • "~/Library/LaunchAgents/" is the directory where launch agent property lists (plist) are located for the current user. This directory contains the configurations for various background processes that run on user login.
  • "${my_script}" is a placeholder for the name of the launch agent you want to unload. It represents a variable that should be replaced with the actual filename of the plist.
  • ".plist" is the file extension of the property list file containing the settings and instructions for the launch agent.

So, when this command is executed, it unloads or stops the launch agent specified by the "${my_script}.plist" filename in the "~Library/LaunchAgents/" directory.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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