Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 6:00 PM (in response to hodges019)
Restart. The OS deletes unnecessary cache files. Otherwise, less than 2 GB is nothing to worry about.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to baltwo)
The question wasn't actually answered, so I'll post here as I was looking for information myself. Yes, the cache files are safe to delete. I always make backups before doing things like that, but the "official" word is "yes." Normal auxiliary verbs such as "should" and "ought to" should be applied, of course.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to Thor HoG)
Yes, the cache files are safe to delete…but the "official" word is "yes."
And, you know how? Where did you get the official word?27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to baltwo)
I've still got a Lion Server (hopefully moving to ML Server today if I can get the farking certs to work right) so that's good to know. To give my post context (in case others arrive here) what brought me and to Apple Care and back was the fact I was getting random hard lockups on my system (albeit, custom built). I would see these in the logs every time:
12/19/12 1:06:13.000 PM kernel: Sandbox: sandboxd(89688) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
12/30/12 11:41:50.000 AM kernel: Sandbox: sandboxd(79986) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
12/30/12 1:07:13.000 PM kernel: Sandbox: sandboxd(6043) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
1/3/13 10:49:11.000 AM kernel: Sandbox: sandboxd(174) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
Deleted cache, still locked up
1/3/13 1:55:00.000 PM kernel: Sandbox: sandboxd(10713) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
I couldn't find any infoz on "com.apple.coresymbolicationd" but found it in the cache. After finding out it was OK to delete the cache, I tried again. Still locked up. I then found a .plist file in /system/library/launchdaemons and moved it. Not a lockup since (fingers crossed).
I know that's not info you asked for, but I like to provide what I can in case other folks happen upon it.
Have a great weekend!