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Defragment SQLite databases used by Firefox/Win32 and other software.

Terminal - Defragment SQLite databases used by Firefox/Win32 and other software.
for /f "delims==" %a in (' dir "%USERPROFILE%\*.sqlite" /s/b ') do echo vacuum;|"sqlite3.exe" "%a"
2010-01-18 20:56:00
User: vutcovici
Functions: dir echo
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Defragment SQLite databases used by Firefox/Win32 and other software.

This command defragment the SQLite databases found in the home folder of the current Windows user.

This is usefull to speed up Firefox startup.

The executable sqlite3.exe must be located in PATH or in the current folder.

In a script use:

for /f "delims==" %%a in (' dir "%USERPROFILE%\*.sqlite" /s/b ') do echo vacuum;|"sqlite3.exe" "%%a"

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What others think

The for command in the NT command prompt is very flexible. It almost makes up for how shitty the rest of it is (variable handling in command scripts makes me want to stab myself with a screwdriver). If you write command scripts on Windows computers and you're not familiar with for you really should read through the help text.

Comment by andrew112358 344 weeks and 3 days ago

Do you have a better alternative?

Comment by vutcovici 344 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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