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Flatten a directory structure
Authored by: Rishifter on Feb 27, '13 09:39:07AM

Exactly what I've done many times. I think this has something to do with Finder, by default as far as I can remember, not searching the current directory and instead searching the entire mac. That setting is found in Finder Preferences > Advanced > "When performing a search". I always keep it to "Search the current folder" and when that is set just searching in any Finder window searches that folder which then makes it simple to search for all files.

It is interesting to know there are multiple ways of doing things like the terminal command in the original hint or as I was thinking of AppleScript someone already posted a script to do just that. But I always believe the easiest way is the best way, which in this case is in spotlight in Finder already. The terminal and AppleScript of course have their advantage in automating those things.



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