Purge command in Terminal

Posted by: MacBozo

Purge command in Terminal - 09/10/13 01:50 AM

I tried this on my Mini running Lion and it worked. When I tried it on my wife's Mini running Snow Leopard, Terminal reported that purge command not found. What gives, if anything?
Posted by: Reboot

Re: Purge command in Terminal - 09/10/13 02:19 AM

Developer tools needs to be installed to have purge.

It's a placebo anyway for the standard user. It's mainly meant for developers to see what their apps are doing to memory without having to reboot to clear it.

If running it seems to speed your machine up, okay, but the OS takes care of memory allocation quite well unless you're running a rogue app that won't give up RAM.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Purge command in Terminal - 09/10/13 02:32 AM

I'm not concerned about it. It does clear/release the inactive memory rather quickly.