Annoying Matlab start-up warnings on Mac: " ... MATLAB_maci64 ... attempting to exclude an item from Time Machine ..."
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Mac OS X version 10.7.1 (Lion) Matlab version 220.127.116.114 (R2011b) I keep getting this message: "MATLAB_maci64[5492:a807] This process is attempting to exclude an item from Time Machine by path without administrator privileges. This is not supported." , which disturbs my work in a command line mode very much.
Does anyone know how to avoid the attempt or suppress the warning message?
More Answers (3)
Ken Atwell on 20 Oct 2011
This message is seen only on Lion, and impacts all versions of MATLAB. There are no known effects other than the noisiness in the command window (which means users that launch MATLAB from the Dock or Applications folder will likely never notice this). We are indeed waiting on one of our vendors.
For the time being, you can just ignore the messages or run with elevated privilege as suggested above. Messily, you could also filter out the message (which is written to stderr). Something like:
matlab 2>&1 | grep -v "exclude an item from Time Machine"
matlab |& grep -v "exclude an item from Time Machine"
depending on the shell you use.
Andreas Goser on 20 Oct 2011
This issue has been reported to MathWorks by a few users. The techncial document (1-F6GRLV) is not published on the web. There is no workaround described, so unfortunately, I can't help you. There is also a dependency on an other software vendor, which means MathWorks can't fix this on its own.
Joseph Areeda on 29 Aug 2012
Edited: Joseph Areeda on 2 Sep 2012
"there is no indication, that these messages cause any other issues beside the inconvenience."
Well there is also the bug reports from users of your code if you distribute it.
But at least I now have a thread to refer them to.
And I implemented Ken's grep -v suggestion. Thank you Ken!