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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: 321liftoff on Dec 15, '10 01:51:12PM

Was this hint to allow Tiger 10.4 to index the names of files within bsd directories such as "/usr" or to index their content as well?

In Snow Leopard 10.6, the names of system files are indexed by default, but not the content. If I copy a file from a directory such as "/usr" to the desktop, for instance, Spotlight will index the content as well.

If this hint also allows content to be indexed in Tiger 10.4, I don't know what to do for Snow Leopard 10.6. The _rules.plist file no longer exists and the Exclusions.plist file that is in /.Spotlight-V100/Store-V1/ does not have a tree for including directories, just a tree for excluding directories.

Any thoughts?

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