deleting timemachine backupsosx time machine backup cleanup
Have you ever wanted to clean up your Time Machine backup destination? With these two little command you can list all Backups your Time Machine did and delete those you don’t need any more.
To list all the backups just enter:
To delete those you dont need any more, use the following:
sudo tmutil delete PATH_TO_BACKUP
If you want to delete more than one backup at a time you can use wildcards in your path. Dont forget to ESCAPE Spaces in PATH
This only deletes the backups inside your sparse bundle file If you want to reclaim this space you can compact your sparse bundle
hdiutil compact /path/to/your/sparsebundle