Both versions execute the Unix "purge" command."purge" increases
the "Free" memory ( as shown in Apple's Activity Monitor ---system
memory tab ) by purging the "Inactive" memory. The same thing
could be done by entering the purge command in a Terminal window.
Standard Version:Double click the app to run it. It runs
and quits; There is no user interface.
Background Only Version:
When launched it runs in the background ( not visible in dock ) and
issues the "purge" command every hour. Otherwise, it does the same
thing as the standard version. It can be quit via Apple's Activity Monitor
Updated on: 17-March-2013
Code signed for OS X 10.8 GateKeeper
64-bit Cocoa code
Installation & Operation: The
application can be put anywhere on your hard drive. However, it might
need Developer Tools installed on some versions of OS X. The unix
executable is located in: /usr/bin. Purge Memory is freeware and runs in OS
X 10.6+. No enhancements are planned and no support is
provided. No warranties, guaranties implied or otherwise. Use at
your own risk.
Download [ 9k ] Intel Standard Version: here [ 14k ] Intel Background Only Version: here
OS 10.9 Mavericks Note
Mavericks the "purge" command needs escalated authority ( i.e. Admin
password ) and use of super user do command ( sudo ) to execute. Since
Purge Memory is not built to collect a password, it will
fail. I will consider upgrading it if there is time and
user interest. Those
who don't mind using the Terminal.app may want to do it directly by
typing 'sudo purge' followed by entering your admin password at the
prompt ( note: password is not echoed back in Terminal ).