Swap Cop X
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Move OSX swap files to different volumes.   Free
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    J. Schrier
When I first bought my Powerbook (with 6 GB hard drive), I had a great idea. Partition the hard-drive into three sections, one each for MacOS 9, LinuxPPC, and (for the future) OS X (with a few extra utility partitions for Linux swap space, etc.). But then OS X came along, and so did an MP3 collection. I removed Linux, since I could SSH, emacs, and perl perfectly fine in OS X, and the old Linux directory became an MP3 disk. But OS X is huge, and I felt a little cramped in the 1.7 GB partition, and backing up all the data I had would be too difficult, so repartitioning was out of the question. So I wrote
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Version 1.1.2 adds Simplified and Traditional Chinese localizations by Ryugi Yanagisawa.
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PPC, MacOS X 10.0 or later

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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jun 2004
Works perfectly in os 10.3.4.
i did it on my g3iMac 350Mhz 128MB ram
I also used it on my power tower pro with 225Mhz
320MB ram OS 10.1.5 with xpostfacto and it defenently boosted the performance.Quicktime now opens in 1 bounce(on the power tower)i used to open in 6.Safari opens in 1 bounce(on the iMac)it used to open in 4 when i say bounce i mean how many time it bounces in the dock.Great program
[Version 1.1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Mar 2004
Does not work after updating to 10.3.3

It claims the swap location has been changed, but actually, the swap files is still located at /var/vm/swapfile0

However, in the boot panel a strange message is displayed: "Check /etc/rc -- VM already running!"
[Version 1.1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Nov 2003
Works on panther!!!!

good work!!!
[Version 1.1.2]


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Downloads:8,164
Version Downloads:3,587
Type:Utilities : Compression
License:Free
Date:30 May 2002
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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When I first bought my Powerbook (with 6 GB hard drive), I had a great idea. Partition the hard-drive into three sections, one each for MacOS 9, LinuxPPC, and (for the future) OS X (with a few extra utility partitions for Linux swap space, etc.). But then OS X came along, and so did an MP3 collection. I removed Linux, since I could SSH, emacs, and perl perfectly fine in OS X, and the old Linux directory became an MP3 disk. But OS X is huge, and I felt a little cramped in the 1.7 GB partition, and backing up all the data I had would be too difficult, so repartitioning was out of the question. So I wrote Monolingual ( http://homepage.mac.com/jschrier/ ) to remove the unnecessary language resources. But even that was not enough. I saw that there was a swap disk that was taking up a minimum of 80 MB, and more likely 160 MB or more (increasing in size as you use OS X). So why not move it to my MP3 partition (where space wasn't as much an issue), and reclaim the space on my main disk. Thus Swap Cop was born.

Why would you want to do this? Perhaps you are in the same position with an ill-arranged partitioning scheme like I was. Or maybe you have a small disk that you would like to dedicate to swapping, to increase your OS X performance. I originally made the change by hand, but realized that it wouldn't be too hard to have a user friendly program that would take care of it.


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