[X4U] Is the /usr/local directories installed when XCode is not

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jul 13 12:17:59 PDT 2010

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> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:32:33 -0500
> From: Rod Buchanan <lists at sofstats.com>
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> Subject: Re: [X4U] Is the /usr/local directories installed when XCode
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> On Jul 13, 2010, at 7:03 AM, Tommy Bollman wrote:
>> I wonder if any of you guys have  the  /usr/local/  directories  if  XCode tools are not installed.
>> a.) You shouldn't get up a program icon, or be able to start XCode from spotlight.
>> b.) if you type ls -ld /usr/local then there should be nothing.
>> I really need to figure this out, because I have asked a user to create some directories below /usr/local.
> I have a Mac Mini running 10.5.8.  No developer tools installed, no /usr/local directory.
> HTH,
> -- 
> Rod

How are you looking for it? the /usr directory is not shown in Finder but you can look for it and inside it in Terminal or via the Finder's Go->Go To Folder… menu item.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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