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Cached 'favicons' in Safari can cause slowdowns
Authored by: msk on Mar 30, '04 10:08:54AM

the "-delete" on find will not work if you access the GNU version of find, which happened to me because I have /sw/bin/find in my Unix path before /usr/bin/find, because I installed "findutils" from fink (and removed now). (-exec rm {} \; is a possible replacement)

Also, find always descends into directories. The problem is that a lot of these cache files are getting accessed more recently, at least on my machine I had only two icon cache files not accessed in the last day.

I put:

find /Users/*/Library/Safari/Icons -type f -name "*.cache" -delete

in /etc/daily.local, that way those pesty icons will get cleaned once a day--I'll move it to a different script (weekly or monthly) once I see that I got it right. You have to create that script, read the scripts in /etc/periodic to get more ideas.



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