Locate code? Find? What do they do?

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

  1. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

    Oct 4, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Is that part of the maintenance thing?

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


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  2. AntonicKnight macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2006
    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


    Feb 18, 2004
    Wilmington, DE
    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

    Apr 24, 2006
    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

    Aug 20, 2008
    Yeah, it's part of the weekly script. Nothing to be concerned about.

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