Friday, December 16, 2005

Another OS X cache related problem

OS X caches cause no end of trouble. This one caused a 'corrupt font' error in Office:
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...So you would think it was a file in my home directory. Wrong! The culprit was Apple's system level font cache, which caches fonts by user. Deleting /Library/Caches/, where (uid) is my user id (just check with get info if you don't know your id - yours is the one you own) solved the problem.

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