Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mac updatedb to enable locate command

The first time to call locate command, one will get the message:

WARNING: The locate database (/var/db/locate.database) does not exist.
To create the database, run the following command:

  sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

Please be aware that the database can take some time to generate; once
the database has been created, this message will no longer appear.

In order to use locate command, the database should be created with the command:

sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb