MGG 491: Don’t Forget to Purge

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Dave and John wrangle your messages out of their overflowing mailbag to bring you this, today's show. Topics include some creative ways to purge messages, some creative (and hidden!) ways to purge RAM, skipping mounting your external volumes at login ... and more!

MGG 491: Don’t Forget to Purge

Mar. 2, 2014 — Download: MP3 Version or AAC Version


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An addendum for:

Dave’s AppleScript for unmounting a volume (at boot or at launch):
    do shell script “diskutil unmount /Volumes/<volumename>/”
end try

If the Volume name has a space in it, then you should precede the space with a \

eg: /Volumes/My\ Hard\ Drive

T. Andrew Caddick

Thanks for your suggestion, furbies.

I do have a space in my volume name “System BackUp” and still can’t get the script to work…

I’m getting a syntax error : Expected “”” but found unknown token.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



Don’t copy and paste the script directly into the Applescript Editor.  Either copy it into a text editor (like text wrangler or BBEEdit) then copy it over… OR just type it in (it’s short) 

Copying directly adds some other HTML or something that screws things up.  I had the same problem.  Once I typed it in directly, it worked.  I had to add the line “delay 2” before “end try” to get it to work though.

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