Safe to Delete /var/log/ ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macuser1232, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a

    macuser1232

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    Hi,

    I'm on an Early 2011 MacBook Pro and I was wondering if it would be safe to delete the contents of /var/logs. Whenever I run Onyx, it never deletes these logs so I was a little suspicious. I also noticed a lot of com.apple.launchd.peruser.(number) and most of them are locked. Can I delete these?

    Thanks,
    Adam
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You could, but they'll come back. I wouldn't worry about them, they're of no concern and are a normal part of running a UNIX system.
     
  3. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    macuser1232

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    Ok, thanks! Yes, I do realize that these kinds of files are normal on Unix systems and are not needed to be messed with and do not need maintenance, but can I still delete them and is it safe?
     

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