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kimmer
post Aug 11 2017, 02:02 PM
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https://www.macobserver.com/tips/how-to/you...wnload-history/

Looks interesting, other than having to use the terminal. wink.gif


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Xairbusdriver
post Aug 11 2017, 07:25 PM
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You're not using Terminal directly, unless you copy and paste the provided script into a Terminal window. That script will only delete the data when it is run, but it doesn't stop the OS from recording data from then on. That's why the article suggests using AppleScript and Automator to run the script regularly... using exactly the same script.

With just a little extra work, you can create your own launch daemon to do the same thing. The OS has some very powerful ways to do lots of hese kinds of 'clean up' tasks without buying any new app.

You might even find that an app like Cocktail can do this same thing. dntknw.gif

You really should become more acquainted with Terminal. It can be extremely helpful and maybe help you appreciate the Graphics User Interface (that Steve "borrowed" from Xerox) we use 99.9% of the time. There are several free course/tutorials that will demonstrate Terminal and help you learn not to fear things you may not understand. Understanding something is one of the best ways I know of to get rid of fears about it. thumbup.gif


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post Aug 11 2017, 07:38 PM
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QUOTE(Xairbusdriver @ Aug 11 2017, 05:25 PM) *
There are several free course/tutorials that will demonstrate Terminal and help you learn not to fear things you may not understand. Understanding something is one of the best ways I know of to get rid of fears about it. thumbup.gif

Do you have links? I'd prefer to follow reliable links as just google and wind up in trouble. wink.gif


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post Aug 11 2017, 08:34 PM
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First, don't use Google, you never know how much a site paid to rank high!
Second, no, I don't have any links presently and I'm about to fall sleep so none of them will be ledjibal! 8+|


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post Aug 12 2017, 11:39 AM
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Here are some links (in no particular order) you might want to start with:All the above are free, of course. TidBITS has a recently updated Take Control book that is very good. I'm going to get the new version of the one I have.

Hope this helps! Please add any others that you found useful! thumbup.gif


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post Aug 12 2017, 12:16 PM
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QUOTE(Xairbusdriver @ Aug 12 2017, 09:39 AM) *
Here are some links (in no particular order) you might want to start with:

Thanks. I will check them out.


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