Re: Spotlight and Leopard



Thanks for your reply Matt. I have been looking about all the problems with
using Spotlight (including this problem) and am thinking that formulating a
UNIX find command would probably be easier. Please comment back with any
thoughts about this idea.


On 3/29/09 12:51 PM, "Matt Neuburg" <matt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 22:31:01 -0700, Pierce Freeman
> <piercefreeman11@xxxxxxxxxxx> said:
>> Hi everyone.
>>
>> I have been looking into a way to search the user's hard drive for a files
>> and have settled on Spotlight. I will say ahead of time that if anyone has
>> a better way to search for files that are in changing places, I would love
>> to hear about it!
>
> Well, a user can accidentally or intentionally put a file in a place where
> Spotlight is blind (either because it is hard-wired not to look there, or
> because it is one of the places designated in the user's Spotlight Privacy
> prefs), and then you are SOL. Whereas, if a file is moving around the same
> hard drive, an alias (once formed) always works. m.


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