[OS X TeX] kpsewhich pointing to wrong location?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jan 20 08:48:08 EST 2007

On Jan 20, 2007, at 3:57 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> I would not use locate for this purpose at all: the locate database  
> is updated by periodic weekly (I think), which runs at 4 in the  
> morning, if the computer is running (i.e. not asleep or off) at  
> that time. Therefore most machines have a terribly out of date  
> locate database, and the results can not be trusted, especially  
> when you want to automate this for a variety of systems, TextMate  
> probably wants to support *any* available text system.
> ...


Since I tend to turn off my PowerBook in the evening and rarely am up  
at the normal time for periodics I've been using Macaroni, a  
shareware system preference pane, for years. Macaroni basically runs  
periodics when there is five minutes of inactivity on a given day. It  
runs other tasks periodically too and is programmable.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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