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I need to control my proxy.pac file in OS X, but I couldn't find it anywhere.

I used

whereis proxy.pac

from terminal too — the whole story short: I want to find the path to a file in Mac OSX.

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please cant anyone help – ilhnctn May 23 '12 at 14:21
Has this been given to you as a URL? Your question is not very clear at all. What is the "something"? – pjc50 May 23 '12 at 14:36
@pjc50 lets say i want to learn the position of that file on my mac system. doing something with it is not such a big deal. i want to find the path to a file in mac, my issue is this – ilhnctn May 23 '12 at 14:41
Why don't you ask for your real problem rather than your attempted solution? You can try to find files named proxy.pac with sudo find / -iname "proxy.pac" – slhck May 23 '12 at 15:51
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I don't think you're asking the right question here. By default, there is no file in OS X named proxy.pac. Normally, a .pac (proxy auto-config) file is created by a network administrator and either a) installed on client computers (and if you'd done this, you'd hopefully know where you installed it); or b) loaded from a network server by the client.

If you have been given a .pac file (or a URL to load one from), you can configure OS X to use it in System Preferences -> Network preference pane -> select the active network service (interface) in the sidebar -> Advanced -> Proxies tab -> Automatic proxy configuration.

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Try using Spotlight to find the file, if even that doesn't work, try running locate proxy.pac from the Terminal. If that even doesn't work, try doing sudo find / -name "*proxy.pac*".

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