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Re: Delete Time Machine backups from the command line
Authored by: harleyb on Apr 05, '13 07:43:43AM

As far as I know, this is not the preferred way to delete Time Machine backups; ideally one would use the tmutil command line program like so: http://phaq.phunsites.net/2011/12/10/deleting-old-timemachine-backups/

If you experience permissions/access problems using that method, then by all means try the "bypass" method in this hint, but it wouldn't be my first choice.



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Re: Delete Time Machine backups from the command line
Authored by: Lri on Apr 05, '13 06:24:21PM

tmutil delete only allows deleting complete snapshots and not individual files or folders.



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