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Monday January 13, 2003
08:30 AM

Large OS X Files around

[ #9929 ]

In my /var/log I see a few large log files, but don't know if I need them.

(kevin@gandalf):/var/log>
# ls -lah
total 48M .... .DVDPlayerUpdate.pkg.337.upgrade.InstallationPlan
-rw-r--r-- 1 kevin wheel 6.0M Dec 22 2001 .Developer.mpkg.2493.upgrade.InstallationPlan
-rw-r--r-- 1 kevin wheel 10M Sep 19 2002 .IEUpdate.pkg.337.upgrade.InstallationPlan
-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 24M Sep 18 19:24 .OSInstall.mpkg.66.upgrade.InstallationPlan
-rw-r--r-- 1 kevin wheel 2.1M May 9 2002 .iPhoto.pkg.485.upgrade.InstallationPlan ....

I wonder if I can get rid of these. That space would be better used with MP3s. Anyone know if it is safe to hose these files?

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  • I decided to just call Apple and see what they say. After some research, the guy said they are safe to delete. I figured as much, but wanted to be sure. I do, however, wonder why they are there. If something is going to start plopping 24M files on my system for no good reason... I'd call that a bug.