Locate code? Find? What do they do?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RoboCop001, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    Is that part of the maintenance thing?

    I see it every now and then at night, and it makes the fans go up.

    lol
     

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  2. AntonicKnight macrumors newbie

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    I've encountered this behaviour too, usually just after waking my computer from sleep. Running Leopard 10.5.2 on a Mac Pro.
     
  3. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    The Daily, Weekly, and Monthly maintenance tasks that Mac OS X runs in the background periodically (or on next wake if your machine has been sleeping) use these shell programs to accomplish their goals. This is pretty normal.
     
  4. AntonicKnight macrumors newbie

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    This is some additional info I managed to collect today. The process seems to be part of a weekly task to update the "locate database".
     

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  5. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, it's part of the weekly script. Nothing to be concerned about.
     

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