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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: ppmax on May 11, '05 12:05:03PM

The only "bummer" about Spotlight so far is that there dont appear to be content importers available for system files like .conf, .plist, and other "generic" files like hostconfig.

I may be missing something but doing mdimport on a directory like /private only imports metadata like create/modify dates, and a couple other somewhat "low value" bits of info. You cant search inside the files.

I saw a suggestion to use SetFileInfo (a cli tool installed with the Developer Tools) that will change the file Kind to a generic text file...which of course will get indexed.

Any other suggestions?

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