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Batteries In The Cloud – Mac Geek Gab 750

John F. Braun
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  • 0000 Mac Geek Gab 750 for Monday, February 25, 2019
  • 0044 Ben-749-Trigger Safari Download Directly with Option+Return
  • 0053 Paul-QT-Print Multiple Documents at Once
  • 0023 Stephen-Create a backup-only user to utilize iCloud Storage
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  • 0017 In-ear Headphones
  • 0026 What are AirPods
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  • 0053 Dave-Uninstallers and Multiple Users
  • 0043 Steve-Setting Default Save Location on macOS
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  • 0047 David-Deleting Folder Contents But Not the Folder Structure
    • find <directory> -type f -exec rm -f {} ; or...
    • Listener Bob also suggests: find <directory> ! -type d -print 0 | xargs -0 rm
      • "! -type d" says everything EXCEPT directories (aka Folders), so symbolic links, FIFO files, etc... would be included.
      • -print0 says that 'find' should nul terminate each file name it sends to stdout (xargs will take advantage of this)
      • xargs -0 will treat each nul terminate string as a file name and not get upset at seeing spaces, special characters, or other things that might be confused as not part of the file name.
      • xargs will append as many file names to the end of the 'rm' command as it can reasonably fit on a command line.  This means the rm command will be invoked once to delete multiple files, instead of being invoked to delete just 1 file.  Fewer subprocesses created so if there are a lot of files, it should take less time.
  • 0140 Jeremy-Sending Bulk SMS
  • 0101 Jeff Lambert-Not Authorized to Send Apple Events to Finder
  • 0118 Dick-Mojave Upgrade Won't Take
  • 0122 Brian-Secure-Erasing a NAS Drive
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This topic was modified 3 years ago by John F. Braun

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I listened today and was intrigued by the "Backup Only User" comment now have an iCloud Storage puzzle...

I believe my family (a Threesome - Son, Wife and Me) are all paying for the 50GB plan.   If this is the case, the 200GB family plan for the same price is a better deal.

Assuming I made the change, are there drawbacks?

Also, does the iCloud drive space automatically migrate?

Dave Hamilton
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I was in a similar scenario before I went to the family plan. We have, thus far, found no drawbacks. And yes, the data remains as part of the migration. Really, it's just a billing change, nothing more.

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