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Cached 'favicons' in Safari can cause slowdowns
Authored by: FlashBIOS on Mar 29, '04 02:42:32PM
It should just return to the prompt with nothing "visibly" happening. Behinds the scenes the command finds all files (-type f) in your home's Safari icon folder ($HOME/Library/Safari/Icons) that were last accessed more than thirty days ago (-atime +30) whose name ends with .cache (-name "*.cache") and then deletes them (-delete). If you want to see something try changing the +30 to +2 and not including the -delete option. That would show all icons that haven't been accessed in the last two days. BTW, $HOME will work. It is a shell environmental variable -- think built into the command line. To try it out type echo $home and you should see the path to your home folder.

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Cached 'favicons' in Safari can cause slowdowns
Authored by: macfeller on Mar 29, '04 06:40:50PM

Thanks for replying. Still no luck. When I do it and nothing happens but the prompt returning, the file is unchanged. When I changed the 30 to 2, the file is still the same. Finally, when I do echo $home, nothing again happens. TThe prompt merely returns. No file or pathway listing shows. I am logged in as an administrator user. It's not so much that I can't get it to work. It's that it doesn't and I don't know why. So it goes.



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case matters
Authored by: hayne on Mar 30, '04 01:52:50AM

Make sure you use $HOME, not $home



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case matters
Authored by: macfeller on Mar 30, '04 12:40:25PM

did that

nope



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