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Automatically reclaim memory from leaky programs
Authored by: StanS on Apr 11, '12 12:50:59PM

Owners of Mabook Airs cant upgrade their physical System-Ram. 4 GB is the Limit.

So the opportunity to free up your Ram (without a restart of the system) is very useful.

'Purge' works on OSX Lion without Developer Tools (xcode). Just open your Terminal, type 'purge' - and done... Very useful if you had opened memory-eating apps. But some apps never release the ram back to the system. And also some kernel-processes do not release ram.

It would be great if the development of the script would continue. Until now I can not avoid, that I have to reboot the system periodically. There should be more elegant solutions.



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