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Prevent Spotlight from indexing external hard drives
Authored by: TvE on May 04, '10 01:19:31PM
It is very "optimistic" to hardcode filenames. Personally I change the name of my boot disks to represent the hostname of the Mac, making it easier to prevent mistakes ;-)

I have a script that measures disk usage on external disks (ie NOT the boot volume) and I use this test command to filter out the boot volume:
if [ ! -L "$file" ]; then	# No symlinks (=> do not measure the boot disk)


PS You can read more about the command "test" (or "[" as it is called ;-) here: http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/fto.html
Edited on May 04, '10 01:23:18PM by TvE


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