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    hello,
    i am developing an application which can provide the deframentation of harddrive in mac os x. then tell me is there any terminal command to do the same.

    plz help me out

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    hello,
    i am developing an application which can provide the defragmentation feature for mac os x (just like window ) to speed up our system. which can defrag our fragmented files and arrange all the free space at the end of the partition.
    tell me how can i do so?
    tell me is there any terminal command to do the same?

    please help me out .............

    regards
    Abhinay chauhan
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    Quote Originally Posted by abhinay View Post
    hello,
    i am developing an application which can provide the defragmentation feature for mac os x (just like window ) to speed up our system. which can defrag our fragmented files and arrange all the free space at the end of the partition.
    tell me how can i do so?
    tell me is there any terminal command to do the same?

    please help me out .............

    regards
    Abhinay chauhan
    s/w engg
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    hello,
    sory, i didn't get ur ans . tell me how can i defragment our hard disk partion and my query is----


    i am developing an application which can provide the defragmentation feature for mac os x (just like window ) to speed up our system. which can defrag our fragmented files and arrange all the free space at the end of the partition.
    tell me how can i do so?
    tell me is there any terminal command to do the same?

    please help me out .............

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    You don't need to defragment your hard disk with Mac OS X. The file system handles this automatically.

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    file system only defrag the file which is under 20 MB size.
    but i want to defrag the files above then this size.
    if file system hands it then tell me which exec the file system run to do the same .

    and tell me the path , how can i defrag our hard disk in mac os x?????????

    thanks
    abhinay chauhan

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    One more time - you don't need to - OS X handles this quite well on it's own.

    Just checked my system last night, been running it for almost 2 years now without defragging or a fresh install. It was 0.6% fragmented. And I install, remove and modify tons of files on an ongoing basis.

    Unless you're hitting the point of less than 25% free space, a defrag is typically not going to help with OS X. If you are hitting that percentage, I suggest freeing up some space. If you're insistent that you want to defrag, you can grab the app iDefrag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    One more time - you don't need to - OS X handles this quite well on it's own.

    Just checked my system last night, been running it for almost 2 years now without defragging or a fresh install. It was 0.6% fragmented. And I install, remove and modify tons of files on an ongoing basis.

    Unless you're hitting the point of less than 25% free space, a defrag is typically not going to help with OS X. If you are hitting that percentage, I suggest freeing up some space. If you're insistent that you want to defrag, you can grab the app iDefrag.
    Where are you finding the information on fragmentation?

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    Assume you're referring to my current fragmented percentage. I downloaded the iDefrag demo.

    With the amount of data in and out on my personal machines, Windows was always hitting 20% fragmented in about a month of regular use although I had it set up to auto defrag once a week when it was already hitting 10% or better. After 2 1/2 yrs with OS X, I still have this habit of checking to see if I need to defrag or not once every 3-4 months, and so far the percentages have been so insignificant as to not make the purchase of iDefrag even remotely advantageous to me. If you're running a nearly full drive it could be different for you.
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