leave powerbook on at nite???

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  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Someone told me that if you leave the Powerbook on all nite, OSX runs some automatic maintenance programs much in the vein of Norton-type programs. Is this true, or is this guy joshing me??

    Thanks.

    Frank
     
  2. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

    WinterMute

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    Unix has automatic cache flushing routines, but I don't know if they are active under OSX, they are designed to work on server systems.

    Theres an app called MacJanitor that does the same job whenever you need it to.
     
  3. Delta-9 macrumors newbie

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    Re: leave powerbook on at nite???

    If you are worried about your machine not running these events, you can run them manually.

    Type this from your terminal prompt:

    sudo periodic daily weekly monthly

    If you only want to do part of the above remove one of the options. I found this and many other useful things by reading the book "Mac OSX hints for Unix Geeks"

    http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mosxgeeks/
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    just use Cocktail. Free download from Versiontracker.
    Personally i leave a computer or two on just because i'm too lazy to turn on a computer in the morning, or if i'm downloading something big.
     

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