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A simple but effective Mac speed-up tip
Authored by: o_sleep on Nov 25, '05 07:12:45PM

You can use this opportunity to treat your computer in a whole new light. Use the desktop as a temporary storage are instead of a permanent one. If you empty out the Desktop every night, you will train yourself to store files in the places they should be stored.

To do this set up a cron script to automatically delete it every night at around 2 am.

crontab -e
0 2 * * * rm -r ~/Desktop/*

Of course, be careful when using rm as it will delete any files that you tell it to (consult "man rm" and "man crontab," prior to doing this).

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Authored by: rhowell on Nov 26, '05 08:54:24AM

0 2 * * * mv ~/Desktop/* ~/.Trash/

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