I’m wondering why my Mac (running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) has both
$ ls -l /private/var/vm /vm /private/var/vm: total 4194304 -rw------T 1 root wheel 1073741824 May 17 19:12 sleepimage -rw------- 1 root wheel 1073741824 May 26 13:29 swapfile0 /vm: total 2097152 -rw------- 1 root wheel 1073741824 May 14 23:49 swapfile0
I know these have to do with virtual memory, but why are there two of them; what’s the difference?
Are both of the files named
swapfile0 being used or can I delete one? I assume that if I would delete one, it would be the second one, as it hasn’t been modified in over a week, whereas the first one was modified only a few minutes ago (I rebooted my Mac just now). But how can I tell for sure whether it is safe to delete? Why does it exist to begin with?