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10.6: Fix a broken Services menu on the fly
Authored by: llee on Aug 06, '10 10:55:39AM

"man pbs" reveals:

"NAME
pbs -- general helper tool

SYNOPSIS
pbs

DESCRIPTION
pbs is a helper tool for the Cocoa frameworks.

There are no configuration options to pbs. Users should not run pbs manually."

So it might be helpful to know why the manual page appears to discourage running the command manually.



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10.6: Fix a broken Services menu on the fly
Authored by: crarko on Aug 06, '10 11:42:14AM

I'd guess it's because "Apple mentions that it could change or be removed at some point," as is implied by the description given in the link.

Edited on Aug 06, '10 11:45:12AM by crarko



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10.6: Fix a broken Services menu on the fly
Authored by: tedw on Aug 06, '10 11:46:12AM

As Craig mentioned above, pbs is a debugging tool, and as such it is mostly useful to developers. In fact, if you find that services are consistently failing on your machine, you probably have a buggy service. If you have the time and inclination, you should track down the app causing the issue and email the developer. Running pbs will do no harm to your system - it simply rescans the system for available services - but non-developers shouldn't have to do it, ever.



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