Stop Safari creating favicon caches

Safari stores favicons in a database named ‘WebpageIcons.db’ located in the folder: ~/Library/Safari/Icons. It is possible to disable the creation of this database with the following command:

defaults write WebIconDatabaseEnabled -bool false

Delete the current database after applying the command:

rm ~/Library/Safari/WebpageIcons.db

Relaunch Safari application for changes to take effect.

Restore the creation of favicon database with:

 defaults write WebIconDatabaseEnabled -bool true

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