Sudo Periodic Daily Weekly Monthly

Discussion in 'iMac' started by barryswanson, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. barryswanson macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2010
    I was surfing the net for tips on how to keep my new Imac fast and came across this "Sudo Periodic Daily Weekly Monthly". What does this mean and what does it do?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    As typed? It'll give you an error as sudo should not be Sudo. I suspect the same is true for all the other words too.

    As to what it does if the command is correct? It gains super-user privaleges (the sudo part) and runs the daily, weekly and monthly housekeeping scripts that tidy up unnecessary items on your Mac. The only reason to do this is that the housekeeping scripts tend to be scheduled to run at night when your Mac is probably turned off or asleep so they don't get run.

    This is certainly not critical and you are unlikely to notice any difference if you do this.

    For more information open the Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities) and type
    man periodic
  3. barryswanson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2010

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