[OS X TeX] Snow Leopard and locator

Adam M. Goldstein a.m.goldstein at mac.com
Tue Sep 8 04:06:02 CEST 2009


On Sep 6, 2009, at 8:47 PM, Michael Sharpe wrote:

> I couldn't see how to make Find search for system files in Snow  
> Leopard,

Start a search in the find field in a finder window or start a  
spotlight search

Click on the "+" sign next to the search field

Under "Kind" under the search field in the finder window choose  
"system files"

. . .

Is this what you are looking for?

> so I spent a little time writing a front end for locate. The program  
> (Intel and Universal versions) is available at
>
> http;//math.ucsd.edu/~msharpe/LocateItem.dmg
>
> It works under Leopard and Snow Leopard.
>
> Michael
>
> On Sep 1, 2009, at 3:15 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>
>>
>> On Sep 1, 2009, at 12:35 PM, Michael Sharpe wrote:
>>
>>> Snow Leopard seems to have made a change to the way the locate  
>>> database is generated. For example, the indispensible Locator  
>>> program (version 0.73) is no longer able to generate or regenerate  
>>> the database from within the program. The only way I've found to  
>>> do it is
>>>
>>> cd /usr/libexec
>>> sudo ./locate.updatedb
>>>
>>> Leopard used to allow simply
>>>
>>> sudo /usr/libexec/locator.updatedb
>>>
>>> Michael
>>
>>
>> Howdy,
>>
>> Locator is getting a bit long in tooth. It's PPC only and with the  
>> update to Snow Leopard I'd have to install Rosetta. I think it's  
>> time to look for some substitute. Some of the other tools around  
>> can use the locate data base and hopefully Spotlight and Find in  
>> Snow Leopard (haven't installed it yet) can list system files  
>> without intervention (it can be set up each time with Find in  
>> Finder).
>>
>> Good Luck,
>>
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>>
>>
>>
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