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OS 10.4 - How do i stop OS X's Startup programs

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it was a minor hassle but i got apache && Lighttpd compiled and running.

now, i can kill the new apache process by doing
$ sudo apachectl stop
in the bash.

thats not good enough. i want to learn how to stop this from starting up so i stop others from starting up. i can create a simple shell script to start this up once i get it all setup but still need to know how to STOP it at startup because i want to stop other things as well.

well, off to compiling and installing MySQL and PHP.

thank you for your help
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Try this first to see what shows:

Sys Preferences>Accounts>your name>Login Items tab
shows what is available to start and the checked items do start on startup.

This is for Tiger.
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those are login items. i can't access that area anyways because i'm on a work mac. they have active directory or some other dumb bull**** they put on here.

i'm in /System/Library/StartupItems and looking in there. apache is in there and i'm going to see if i can stop that from loading up. and other things i don't care for if it isn't needed for me personally.
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