OS X funnies: It's the little things

p6_cover.gifI had a problem syncing my iPhone to iCal. Basically it wouldn’t let me clear out the syncing cache and I suffered many a missed appointment. So I did some searches, standard stuff, but gave up after a while until today. I did another search and found an Apple forum mention of a quick fix to completely clear out SyncServices, the thing that handles all syncing. It tells you to run a command-line Perl script. I ran it, the iPhone synced, and all was right with the world. Well, I wanted to check to see what was inside that script:

# usage: resetsync.pl [full]
# Copyright (c) 2007, Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

use SyncServices;
my $syncmgr = ISyncManager->sharedManager();
if($ARGV[0] eq “full”) {
# Completely reintializing sync state
else {
# Resetting sync history

So if you type ‘full’ it really resets sync data. If you don’t, it just kind of waves its hand at the sync data and makes some lunch. Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky.