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  1. #1

    Mac Utilities

    Hello all and happy new year. I wanted to know if anyone is using utilities such as Macaroni or System Optimizer X. Do they do anything more than repair permissions or sudo daily,weekly and monthly? Any feedback would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Tom

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    Re: Mac Utilities

    In this month’s Mac User mag. There is a nice article on keeping your Mac running smoothly. Check it out. There are several good ideas in there.

    Hope you will find it helpful,

    Karl

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    Re: Mac Utilities

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Garrett
    In this month’s Mac User mag. There is a nice article on keeping your Mac running smoothly. Check it out. There are several good ideas in there.

    Hope you will find it helpful,

    Karl
    Happy New Year Karl!

    Is this mag free? I would like to get it,

    thanks,
    Dan

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    Re: Mac Utilities

    Oops! Did I write, MacUser? My mind is going Help, Help! MacUser has been dead for years now. I meant MacWorld.

    Karl

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    Re: Mac Utilities

    Although MacUser mag. has been dead in U.S. I guess there is one going strong in the U.K. Don't know anything about it, but here is a link. MacUser

    Karl

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    Re: Mac Utilities

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Garrett
    Although MacUser mag. has been dead in U.S. I guess there is one going strong in the U.K. Don't know anything about it, but here is a link. MacUser

    Karl
    Karl, is Mac World is free?

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    Re: Mac Utilities

    MacWorld is not free.

    http://www.macworld.com/

    It has some good info in it though I don't feel it is worth the cost. I get the electronic (Zino) version of it each month though I am not going to re-subscribe when it ends.

    This is what I do to keep my macs at tiptop, in this order:

    Repair disk permissions

    sudo daily
    sudo weekly
    sudo monthly

    sudo update_prebinding -root / -force


    I do this about once a month and after I install new software.
    Aaron Clark, C/C++, J2EE, Flash, Perl and PHP programming.
    Logic Pro 7.0.1, G5 1800x2, 3 Gig ram, GPO and GOS lite.
    My site: http://www.clarkaudio.com
    Where I work now: http://www.blinex.com/

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    Re: Mac Utilities

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIX_GURU
    MacWorld is not free.

    http://www.macworld.com/

    It has some good info in it though I don't feel it is worth the cost. I get the electronic (Zino) version of it each month though I am not going to re-subscribe when it ends.

    This is what I do to keep my macs at tiptop, in this order:

    Repair disk permissions

    sudo daily
    sudo weekly
    sudo monthly

    sudo update_prebinding -root / -force


    I do this about once a month and after I install new software.
    Thanks
    so, where may I find this repair disk utility?

    Dan

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    Re: Mac Utilities

    Disk Utility is in /Applications/Utilities/

    The others you run from the Terminal (also in the Utilities folder).

    Double click on the Terminal icon to launch it and a window with a UNIX prompt will popup and look something like this:

    [Aaron-Calrks-Computer:~] aaron%

    Next type:

    cd /etc/

    and hit the return key.

    [Aaron-Calrks-Computer:~] aaron% cd /etc/
    [Aaron-Calrks-Computer:/etc] aaron%

    now type:

    sudo sh daily

    hit return and it will ask for your password, enter it and hit return.

    [Aaron-Calrks-Computer:/etc] aaron% sudo sh daily

    Removing scratch and junk files:
    msgs: /var/msgs/bounds: No such file or directory

    Backing up NetInfo data

    Checking subsystem status:

    disks:
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
    /dev/disk1s3 78019632 46415992 31347640 60% /
    /dev/disk0s3 201934652 1020136 200914516 1% /Volumes/AV
    /dev/disk0s5 42001748 4246780 37754968 10% /Volumes/StuffMart

    Last dump(s) done (Dump '>' file systems):

    Blah Blah Blah...



    Now do the same with:

    sudo sh weekly

    and

    sudo sh monthly

    Now type:

    sudo update_prebinding -root / -force
    Aaron Clark, C/C++, J2EE, Flash, Perl and PHP programming.
    Logic Pro 7.0.1, G5 1800x2, 3 Gig ram, GPO and GOS lite.
    My site: http://www.clarkaudio.com
    Where I work now: http://www.blinex.com/

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    Re: Mac Utilities

    Aaron;
    In that last unix command I'm assuming that there are spaces before the hyphens. Am I correct?

    Thanks
    TD

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