[X Newbies] Maintenance was Re: Problems Installing Apps

birgit rhoads wdlnd at adelphia.net
Fri Apr 2 10:20:43 PST 2004

Thank you for the scripts.  I put the first one in the terminal but 
then found out it is not a terminal script, but a CRON job script.  I 
tried to create the job in Macaroni but that did not work either.  I 
made a folder in Users/documents/script/maintenance and copied it into 
there, but could not open it from the brouse on Macaroni edit.  I know 
zilch about Unix commands/script.  I guess when Safari slows up again, 
I will trash the icon folder. Now my poor Terminal has a bunch of 
script written into it that it does not know what to do with;)  Gads, 
that's poor English.

On Apr 2, 2004, at 1:41 AM, Christiaan Knol wrote:

> To delete the Icon files (hint credit from macosxhints.com) type the 
> following in the terminal:
> find $HOME/Library/Safari/Icons -type f -atime +30 -name "*.cache" 
> -delete
> This deletes all icons not accessed within 30 days.  Change 30 to 
> anything else you like.  Remove -delete from the end to see what it 
> will delete, or add -print just before the -delete to see what it is 
> deleting.
> I have the following script run as part of my maintenance scripts 
> (within Macaroni) which outputs the results to a log file (clears out 
> caches and icons).  Create a file such as maintenance.sh - I use 
> Documents/Scripts to store these and insert whatever commands you wish 
> to use in this file.  I have included mine below as an example.  In 
> the terminal, issue the following command to make it executable:
> chmod 755 /Users/your_username/Documents/scripts/maintenance.sh
> Then within Macaroni create a new job and include the path to the 
> script file you just created - I also have a log file in that same 
> directory called maintenance.log  Macaroni will create this for you if 
> there's not one there.  As an example, I have included my 
> maintenance.sh script below which I have set to run once a week:
> #!/bin/sh
> # echo start message
> echo "Cache Clean Script Processing"
> sudo rm -r /Users/your_username/Library/Caches/*
> sudo rm -r /Library/Caches/*
> sudo rm -r /System/Library/Caches/*
> echo "Cache Cleared"
> echo "Deleting unused Safari Icons"
> find /Users/your_username/Library/Safari/Icons -type f -atime +7 -name 
> "*.cache" -delete
> echo "Icons Cleared"
> Hope this is of some use...
> ck
> On 02/04/2004, at 3:25 PM, birgit rhoads wrote:
>> Randy, I used and like OnyX and still have it installed.  The thing I 
>> like better about Macaroni is that is does it's work automatically 
>> and I could not figure out how to do that with OnyX.
>> I would like to have a script for Macaroni to tell it to trash the 
>> Safari Icon folder on a regular basis.  Anyone have a script for 
>> this?  I need a name for the log file too.  All this is kind of over 
>> my head.
>> Birgit
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