4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 7:29 AM by wortell
bud_jones Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I was playing around on the terminal using some Unix commands. When I tried "Locate" the system replied


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/com.apple.locate.plist



Please be aware that the database can take some time to generate; once

the database has been created, this message will no longer appear.


I have been using OSX for years and have never had occasion to use the Locate. Am I missing something useful?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3), AirPort Express, IPod, iPad, iPad2