In Mountain Lion, I frequently used a simple automator app called "Purge Memory" which just ran "purge" in the command line. I really enjoyed cleaning the RAM, especially when buggy apps ran memory leaks.
But now in Mavericks purge requires root privileges, breaking my app. I know I can open terminal and input it, but that is not nearly as convenient.
I have heard that on Unix you can allow a specific command to always run as root. That way I could automate purge. I would like to know if anyone knows how to do this or if this would even solve the problem?
purgeis guaranteed to do is slow things down.
purgedoes actually help with this. However, 10.9 has changed memory handling considerably, and until people have more experience with how it works, assuming
purgewill have the same effect it used to is unwarranted (although user60372's answer suggests it does still have the same problem).