Can I safely delete sw.old folder on my MacBookPro ? I'd like to get rid of all redundant software, and this looks like it. Can I safely proceed and delete this folder ?

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    Where is this sw.old folder located on your hard drive? Can you list its contents?
    – Nimesh Neema
    Aug 1 '19 at 14:08
  • I think it is a Finkproject leftover, as it contains a "fink" folder. Aug 2 '19 at 15:45

http://www.finkproject.org/ installs in /sw, so this may be a leftover of using that in the past. You might want to check your .bashrc etc to see whether any paths still point to that folder, but it's most probably safe to remove.

What I usually do in such cases it to rename the directory (e.g. sudo mv /sw.old /sw.old-DELETE-IN-SEPT-2019) and then wait a month to see if something breaks.

  • Thanks, a wise suggestion! Aug 2 '19 at 15:44

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