OSX Tips – Turn off / Disable CalendarAgent from the Command Line


OSX’s CalendarAgent can cause issues with processor/memory hogging from time to time. If you want to disable it yo can do so from the command line:

launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.CalendarAgent.plist

You can re-enable it with the following:

launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.CalendarAgent.plist

You can test to see if it’s running with the following command:

sudo launchctl list | grep CalendarAgent
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4 thoughts on “OSX Tips – Turn off / Disable CalendarAgent from the Command Line

  1. Thank you for the advice on how to disable/re-enable the CalendarAgent. It was hogging up to 9GB of application RAM. I will leave it off until Apple comes up with a fix. My iMac was un-useable due to system crashes when all 16GB of application RAM ran out within 10 min of re-boot.

  2. Thank you for the advice! Finally it helps! More than 1 month CalendarAgent crashed my system all the time I am wondering Why Apple did nothing about this idiotic problem!

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