Is it OK to delete PubSub files

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  1. ObuckiO macrumors regular

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    I read that it is a search engine for Safari, but what i didn't find was if it was OK to just delete the old contents in the files. Not really deleting PUBSUB all together. Should i not mess with it at all? Can it harm anything if i do? Thanks for your time.
     
  2. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    The PubSub agent syncs the RSS read/unread status of bookmarked RSS feeds between computers using Mac OS X that are syncing bookmarks via MobileMe Sync.

    Even though you are not syncing bookmarks between computers, if you have data there, you must be hooked into some RSS, probably from websites, also from Apple Mail you may have an RSS feed. That can be cancelled in Mail Preferences.
    Read the client.plist in the PubSub folder to see the sources.

    Like a lot of stuff, websites, etc will without asking you, load your computer with cookies and flash objects and RSS feeds. It is electronic junk mail.

    I wouldn't get rid of the folder itself but, delete the contents of the Feeds folder, all those numbered files ending in .xml. It will fill up again though, but read the clients.plist to give some clues of where it is coming from.

    Originally sourced from: Apple Support Communities
     
  3. ObuckiO thread starter macrumors regular

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    I read some more about this and what your saying, but i did throw one out of the 5 folders in the trash(oldest stuff), that had 350 items to delete (2mins). So, it don't hurt to throw them in the trash like that? I feel stupid now that i didn't get an answer first. When you say don't get rid of folder, do you mean SUBPUB folder, or the folders that are in SubPub?

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    PUBSUB sorry about that.
     
  4. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    You'd be safe to remove the .xml files and their associated folders. Leave the parent folder (Feeds) be, don't delete that, even if it's empty.
     
  5. ObuckiO thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry for this but, I opened PubSub and went to "feeds" and their was 5 folders (3 looked like papers, 2 blue folders) I threw one of the ones that looked like a paper and it had XML on the end of it. Now there are 2 of each.
     
  6. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    As long as each file has a corresponding folder with the same number you should be fine. If not, feel free to trash both folders and files and resume your regular use.
     
  7. ObuckiO thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was typing the last post while you just answered it already. I greatly thank you for your help. I will not do nothing like that unless i ask first. It just had so much bullcrap youtube,websites etc. that was 3 yrs old. Thanks again BreakGuy.
     
  8. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Not a problem. Glad I could help. :D
     
  9. LuckyGray macrumors newbie

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    This helped me also with following Problem:

    - Safari takes more than 5 minutes to show the first page.
    - Mail could not show RSS-feeds
    - system.log full with:
    May 19 08:09:58 imac-kurt Mail[37958]: IPC call returned (ipc/mig) server died (11,4294966988) (Mach error fffffecc)
    May 19 08:09:58 imac-kurt Mail[37958]: Foundation::NetException "(ipc/mig) server died (11,4294966988)" caught in static void PubSub::ClientCore::eek:penClientSession()
    May 19 08:09:58 imac-kurt Mail[37958]: std::exception "std::exception" caught in PSClient* +[PSClient clientForBundleIdentifier:](objc_object*, objc_selector*, NSString*)
    May 19 08:09:58 imac-kurt Mail[37958]: [RSS] PubSub returned nil PSClient
    - And Trash Folder filled with Folders: "Database ??-??-??" containig sqlite3 files.
    - "pubsub list" in a Terminal showed the same errors


    I moved all the files and directories (but not the folder "Feeds" itself) of:
    ~/Library/PubSub/Feeds/ to a directory on the Desktop.
    and voila, Mail and Safari worked well again!
     

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