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10.3: Use Secure Empty Trash to reclaim hard disk space
Authored by: macmath on Dec 16, '03 03:10:38PM

Panther will give back swapfiles. Particularly if you log out and back in immediately after some heavy usage. Logging out after some heavy usage (and after some swapfiles have recently been created) will quit as many processes as possible. Waiting a few moments and then logging back in will show that some swap has probably been released by the OS. Pather will give back some swap even without logging out, but the maximum swapspace will likely be returned if as much activity is killed as quickly as is reasonably possible after the swapfiles have been created. Try it!



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Panther does give back swap without a restart.
Authored by: macmath on Dec 16, '03 03:19:38PM

The above post of mine should read "Pather does give back swap without a restart. I apologize for this extra post, but I wanted to make sure that the point of the post was clear.



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