Defrag with Command Line?

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  1. smilinggoat

    smilinggoat Registered

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    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?

    thanks,
    the Smiling Goat
     
  2. rinse

    rinse www.visualrinse.com

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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?
     
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    kilowatt mach-o mach-o man

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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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