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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: alblue on May 11, '05 01:24:17PM

Can we move away from using ':' to separate paths? It's really old-skool and the Unix kernel uses posix paths (with / ) for everything these days. The : is really only seen in AppleScripts and some old classic apps; but for a 10.4 hint to use : is really ancient ...



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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: robg on May 11, '05 02:42:56PM

I use a slash on shorter paths that can be copied and pasted. However, on long paths, which I pad with spaces so they'll wrap, I switched to colons.

Why? Because I was tired of answering tech support emails about why a copy and pasted path didn't work -- people were just copying the whole line and pasting it into the Terminal. I'm open to other suggestions, but since switching, I haven't had one person email asking why a pasted path didn't work...

-rob.



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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: nevyn on May 12, '05 12:42:22PM

[code]
/this/is/a/long/path/\
split/over/several/rows/\
that/can/be/copy/pasted/
[/code]

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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: samsprograms on May 17, '05 03:17:10PM

I think it would be even better to just use CSS to automatically wrap the hints, and stop al of these annoyances...



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