October 16, 2005

Locate me

Posted in Commentary at 9:46 pm by Michael Sweeney Media

I noticed that my iMac did not want to play using the command “locate” of which I am quite fond. And then I saw that my iBook did not want to play either. Well, that was annoying! So I started to dig around some and found others with the same complaint and an easy fix.

sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb

and

sudo /usr/libexec/makewhatis

Presto! Locate works as it should and the second script takes care of apropos. Wheeeee.

Now in my weekend’s adventures, I also got a favorite tool running using Darwinports. My old pal ‘ettercap’ which is pretty handy on the wire.

When I start seeing my tools like this installing and running on OSX, it makes the need for Windows or Linux even less. Now it’s off to get Ethereal up and running with the Aqua frontend I found.

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