Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Hardware maintenance is one way to ensure that your Mac has a long and prosperous life of reading and writing bits, but software maintenance is also very important to preserving the speed and performance of your machine. By default, your Mac will automatically perform scheduled maintenance at regular daily, weekly, and monthly intervals; however, it may be important to run some of these scripts more often than prescribed by OS X. Read on to learn how to check when the scripts last run, and run them manually through the Terminal.