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10.4: Enable Spotlight for disk images
Authored by: gregausina on May 02, '13 12:19:46AM

I was using Autocat to catalog my external disks but it is no longer compatible with osx since Lion. It was smart because it was creating a king of ghost image of the disks filled only with aliases. Spotlight was able to scan theses images and the process was light and fast.
I've been thinking about creating some kind of ghost image of an external drive filled only with the spotlight index and some flags to prevent spotlight to rescan the image but to allow the offline index to be searched. My programming skills are too limited to even try to do that. Maybe someone around here? Or maybe it has been done already?
I really need something efficient to index my disks and don't want to rely on commercial solutions. I want something integrated within the system and avoid any compatibility issue in the long term.
Regards, Greg.

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