packages in TeXShop (was: Re: [OS X TeX] question regarding spacing after a period)

cfrees at cfrees at
Sat Mar 14 00:08:20 CET 2009

On Sat 14th Mar, 2009 at 00:03, Peter Dyballa seems to have written:

> Am 13.03.2009 um 23:40 schrieb Axel E. Retif:
>> -rw-r--r--  1 nobody  wheel  9294590 Feb 14 18:05 /var/db/locate.database
> That's a bit old for the work of /etc/periodic/weekly/500.weekly. Is it from 
> Tiger or Leopard?
> In /etc/periodic/daily/500.daily, towards the end, you can find the lines
> 	if [ -f /etc/daily.local ]; then
> 	    echo ""
> 	    echo "Running daily.local:"
> 	    sh /etc/daily.local
> 	fi
> This gives you an opportunity to run more things on a daily basis. I have:
> 	nice /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
> 	nice /usr/libexec/makewhatis.local ... <many man paths to Fink and 
> MacPorts and TeX Live(s)>
> and in /etc/locate.rc:
> 	# directories unwanted in output
> 	PRUNEPATHS="/private/var/root/.gnupg /Users/pete/.gnupg 
> /Users/admin/.gnupg /tmp /var/tmp /Volumes/BSD-Linux /Volumes/boot 
> /Volumes/Platte, die 13."
> to prevent some areas from being searched and indexed.

You shouldn't need to exclude anything under a home directory
(/private/var/root/, /Users/anything/) as these should not be included
by default. I'd be interested to know if PRUNEPATHS works, though. Mac
OS X used to ignore it but I haven't checked recently. (I think Panther
ignored it...)

- cfr
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