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Updating the locate database in Mac OS X

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One of my favorite commands in Unix is "locate". It's useful to help find files through terminal - fast! After freshly installing Leopard, I realised that the database for the command had not been built.

`/var/db/locate.database': No such file or directory

No problem. To fix this simply run the command:

sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb

After a few minutes the database will be created, and you can continue using terminal efficiently.