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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: sdunlapa on May 11, '05 08:07:33PM
Here is the actual _rules.plist without anything cut off

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
        <key>EXCLUDE</key>
        <array/>
        <key>INCLUDE</key>
        <array>
        <string>/private</string>
        <string>/var</string>
        <string>/usr</string>
        <string>/System</string>
        <string>/Library</string>
        </array>
        <array/>
        <key>NOTE</key>
        <string>Specify paths to include or exclude, preceeding rules which target user-homes with ~/</string>
</dict>
</plist>


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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: sdunlapa on May 11, '05 08:21:12PM
so once i change the _rules.plist and save it than I run
mdutil -E /
After I remove the index and it is re created mine defaults back to the original. Is this what is supposed to happen? What I do know is that Spotlight is not showing any files or folders that I added to _rules.plist

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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: jesboat on May 11, '05 10:52:08PM
After every key line in the file, there's supposed to be only one
<array>
tag. Can you try deleting the second
<array/>
line?

-Jesboat

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10.4: Configure Spotlight to index excluded directories
Authored by: sdunlapa on May 12, '05 01:26:43AM

Thanks jesboat. worked like a champ
Amazes me how simple some things are.



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