Schedule your Mac to startup via the command line
I use the pmset command to schedule my work Mac to boot before I get to the office, it’s very handy. To do that I used this command syntax:
pmset repeat wakeorpoweron MTWRF 07:45:00
This tells the Mac to either wake or boot (depending on it’s current state) every Monday through Friday at 7:45am. You can clear this type of repeat schedule by typing the following:
pmset repeat cancel
Note that you can do all of this through the Energy Saver GUI, which is an easier approach for people who are less comfortable in the Terminal. The main advantage to learning to use the pmset command via the command line though is that you can schedule these events remotely from anywhere just by using SSH to remotely access a Mac.