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Updating Locate Database On Mac OSX

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Updating Locate Database On Mac OSX

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Open ~/.bash_profile and insert this line. 
Once it is in the bash profile you can run the following in the console: locate.update
That will then execute the command which will update the locate database.

alias locate.update="sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb"

After locate database has been updated, go into console 
and to search for something type the following:locate 
    is the file you are looking for. It will locate the entire file system.
It's really useful if you are looking for a piece of software you installed and don't remember
it was suppose to be installed.

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