typical Mac OS X files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by McGiord, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle

    I would like to know what are all this files for?

    They are located inside :


    NotificationServer langid
    Ssh.bin libiodbc
    TargetConfigs locale
    aclocal man
    ant maven
    apr-1 mecab
    bakefile misc
    caldavd openmpi
    calendar openmpi-default-hostfile
    cracklib openmpi-mca-params.conf
    cups openmpi-totalview.tcl
    derby podcastproducer
    dict ri
    doc sandbox
    emacs screen
    enscript servermgrd
    examples skel
    file snmp
    ftpd swig
    germantok tabset
    groff tcsh
    gtk-doc terminfo
    gutenprint texi2html
    hiutil texinfo
    httpd uucp
    icu vim
    info zoneinfo
    java zsh
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    They're used by your system, and that should be a hidden folder. Why do you need to know what they're used for?

  3. McGiord thread starter macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Because my Mac is having issues, and after using Disk Utility to check the drive and repair permissions, the permissions for usr/etc/derby were not repaired properly, after searching about it it seems to be a flash known issue and it should be ignored.
    But now I wonder about all these other files.
    I would like to know about them, what are they for?
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  5. McGiord thread starter macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    I just want to have a general idea, or at aeast a list to compare to, so I am sure that all the files there are the ones that should be there. Do you mind sharing your list?

    I have a MBP late 2008, with 2.8Ghz and 4MB RAM and a 500 GB HDD (I replaced the original 320GB when installed Snow Leopard).

    The issues my mac is experiencing started last Friday.
    Last week I was on the road, and took an flight on tuesday, and the plane was very small and unfortunately I had to gate check my bag, so my MBP had a 'flight cargo' trip.
    From Tuesday to Friday everything worked fine.
    And on Friday on my way back home it didn't want to boot, when I was at the airport waiting for my flight.
    Back home on Saturday it was stuck on the blue screen, so POST and all the previous steps were passing OK, only the user window interface was not.
    I tried Safe Mode, no good.
    Single User Mode allowed me to renamed the preferences folders and other stuff I don't recall now, but I was following an apple support doc.
    After that my Mac Booted fine.
    Did Disk Utility check, hard disk drive fine.
    Noticed the permissions failure messages.
    Tried to fix that, then found the same apple support doc you posted (thanks).
    And since yesterday it is crashing, giving me the You should restart your Mac message in diffrent languages and with the grey/faded screen.
    After that restart sometimes it boots, and sometimes I need to boot with the CD and use Disk Utility, and today I was trying to use apple hardware test from my Snow Leopard family pack and it seems that is not there.

    I am searching for my original MBP discs to do the apple hardware test.
    And I am thinking on removing the HDD and the RAM, and installing them again, just to double check that they are not loose.

    Then run the apple hardware test.

    Any suggestions are welcome.

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