System.log a major hog

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dan8302, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Dan8302 macrumors member


    Feb 28, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Ok yes the title is really corny and I apologize.
    My iBook G4's hard drive really seamed like it was filling up quick, i did a search for large files, both visible and invisible and the "system.log" file in the private folder is over 19GB, 19.19GB to be exact, now i only have a 60GB hard drive and those extra 19GB would be very nice to have back. Is it safe to delete this file, or make it smaller etc.
    Thanks for any help in advance.
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

    Aug 15, 2005
    Sure, just use Terminal to zero it out. At the prompt, type:

    > system.log

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