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Monday, February 19, 2018

In MacOS, what terminal command will temporarily reduce the frequency of the "spinning beach ball" icon caused by a RAM shortage?

In MacOS, what terminal command will temporarily reduce the frequency of the "spinning beach ball" icon caused by a RAM shortage?

  • purge ram
  • purge mem
  • sudo purge
  • sudo clearmem 

 
In MacOS, what terminal command will temporarily reduce the frequency of the "spinning beach ball" icon caused by a RAM shortage?

EXPLANATION

Purging the memory clears on inactive memory allocation, thus making it usable to applications. Sudo purge accomplishes this.

SOURCE

http://osxdaily.com/2012/04/24/free-up-inactive-memory-in-mac-os-x-with-purge-command/
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