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Speed up Firefox by cleaning up places.sqlite
Authored by: palahala on May 25, '09 07:50:49AM

The first line is missing the escape character for the space in the path. So, when using copy and paste, use the following instead:

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/*.default/
ls -lh places.*
sqlite3 places.sqlite "vacuum;"
ls -lh places.*

When the cd-command fails, the 3rd line will in fact create a new 1024 byte database file places.sqlite in the current folder. That file is not used by Firefox of course, so may be deleted.

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