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Speed up launch of firefox

Terminal - Speed up launch of firefox
find ~ -name '*.sqlite' -exec sqlite3 '{}' 'VACUUM;' \;
2009-02-07 10:45:41
User: ggyy_sun
Functions: find
Speed up launch of firefox

Compress information DBs of firefox to speed up the launch of browser.


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Terminal - Alternatives
find ~ -name '*.sqlite' -exec sqlite3 '{}' 'VACUUM;' \;
find ~/.mozilla -name '*.sqlite' -exec sqlite3 {} VACUUM \;

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not that is anything wrong with vacuuming some other sqlite-db files you might have in home, but for this specific purpose searching the hole ~ directory seems a bit much(in minutes also) maybe instead of find ~ it will be better ~/.mozilla/firefox

Comment by cuciferus 385 weeks and 4 days ago

Maybe this works as a temporary measure but what about the long run?


When you delete information from an SQLite database, the unused disk space is added to an internal "free-list" and is reused the next time you insert data.

What I understand from the above is that this is used to mitigate file fragmentation. By removing any reserved space you are contributing to fragmentation and thus possibly making your firefox installation slower later on. After that it's up to the filesystem.

Comment by george_a 228 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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