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    smilinggoat is offline Registered User
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    Question Defrag with Command Line?

    I was in the Apple Store in Palo Alto the other day and I was talking to some workers there and one said it may be possible to defragment one's hard drive through the command line.

    I have an iMac DV with OS X 10.1.3 and OS 9.2.2 on seperate partitions. I want to defrag the OS 9 side without paying for some simple disk utility. I don't really know any *NIX admittedly, but does anyone know if it's possible to defrag the OS 9 partition through the command line?

    the Smiling Goat

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    Hmmm. Good Question. I would assume at one time or another a defrag Utility has been written for the Command Line...

    Any *nix gurus out there want to take a crack at that?
    Current Setup:
    Quicksilver G4 733mhz ? OSX 10.2.4 ? 640mb ram ? 120 GB total HD space ? 19" LaCie Monitor ? Wacom Intuos Tablet ? Agfa Snapscan ? Canon BjC-2100 Printer ? Sony Digital 8 Camcorder ? Fuij FinePix Camera

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    Defragmenters have to be written for a specific file system. While I have seen these for ext2 (which arguably it doesn't need), I have never seen one for HFS(+).

    I think the only solution at the moment is to pay sorry dude



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