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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Dagless, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    #1
    I know OSX dosnt need to defrag often and theres the whole automatic 3am disk cleanup but are there any apps to optimize system performance on a mac?

    just that im running an app on 2 of my PC's right now to clean, sort, scan the machines to boost performance and I cant help but feel my PowerBook is getting left out.

    but not cocktail. im sure ive heard one with an X in the title mentioned around here before but as you can probably tell searching for an app with X in the title is a bit hideous.
     
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    #3
    Just because your PCs require a lot of busy work of you, you want to do the same thing on your Mac? Instead of defragging your Mac, your time would be much better spent mentoring inner city youth or feeding the homeless.
     
  4. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    #4
    The one problem with the 3am disk cleanup and a powerbook is that most people have their pb off or asleep at these times.

    Just run anacron for OS X
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    #5
    Another day, another recommendation of AppleJack.

    Note that some people are reporting problems with AppleJack repairing permissions in 10.4.x, but it's not clear that this is a universal issue.
     
  6. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

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    #6
    I like to run them manually
    open terminal and type:
    Code:
    sudo periodic daily
    press enter - it will ask you your password.
    then put 'weekly' and 'monthly' as well.
    That and disk utility to repair permissions keep my mini in mint condition without having it to be up at 3am.

    Cheers
     
  7. solaris macrumors 6502a

    solaris

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    #7
    I have a shellscript that I run once in a while. :)
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    echo "Periodic Maintenance..."
    sudo periodic daily
    sudo periodic weekly
    sudo periodic monthly
    
    echo "Updating locate database..."
    sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
    
    sudo diskutil repairpermissions /
     
  8. MacRy macrumors 68040

    MacRy

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    #8
    I use MacJanitor. Seems to work for me. Dunno what it does mind you but i'm told it works :)
     

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