How to enable/disable swapping in Mac OS X

To disable swap (pager daemon) run this command in Terminal:

sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.dynamic_pager.plist

After stopping pager daemon, you may want to remove swapfiles by this command:

sudo rm /private/var/vm/swapfile*

To enable swap, you need to boot in Single Mode (Hold [CMD + S] at booting time) and run this command:

sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.dynamic_pager.plist
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