The launch daemon picks up the command line options from a standard preferences file, /Library/Preferences/org.jenkins-ci.plist. If the file does not exist, built-in defaults are used. The preference files are manipulated using the standard utility defaults.
See Starting and Accessing Jenkins for various command line options that Jenkins support.
The list of settings supported by the Jenkins launch daemon (see documentation):
Additionally, you can set also these:
If you'd like your new installation to take over your existing Jenkins/Hudson data, copy your old data directory into the new JENKINS_HOME directory.
Oracle Java 8 on Mavericks or Yosemite needs Apple's Java 1.6 to function. However, all of the symlinks in /usr/bin point to Java 1.6, so when a Jenkins tries to run via /Library/Application Support/Jenkins/jenkins-runner.sh, it launches using Java 1.6. To run under Java 8, you need to do the following:
Jenkins will now run using Java 8.
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