Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the '10.4: Clear old Console logs from 10.4 upgrade installs' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
10.4: Clear old Console logs from 10.4 upgrade installs
Authored by: MJCube on Oct 04, '05 08:46:45PM

"Save some hard drive space"? The folder named my shortname in /Library/Logs/Console/ has 10 files totaling 224K, and my current '501' logs total 212K. An insignificant amount of disk space for any Mac running OS X. I mean, I'm interested to learn about this little change, but to me it seems quite unimportant to delete such files.



[ Reply to This | # ]
10.4: Clear old Console logs from 10.4 upgrade installs
Authored by: TigerKR on Oct 05, '05 10:09:42PM

Consider yourself lucky. For some people, large console.log files are generated daily.

Feel free to leave the completely obsolete files on your hard drive as you wish. Heck, keep them there for historical preservation! "Wow honey, look what I found! The great console.log of July 13th, 2005 - I remember that one, what a doosy!" ; - )

Just remember that it takes resources (RAM, VM, CPU, HD, HD Cache) to track every file and directory on your system, and if there is a lot of random litter strewn all over the spinning little magnetic platters in your HD(s), it can theoretically lead to slowdowns. Also, in this specific case, if you're ever unfortunate enough to have to look for problems, extra obsolete log files that look like non-obsolete log files could hamper your investigation and waste your time.



[ Reply to This | # ]