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10.4: Use Spotlight to create a better locate
Authored by: kirkmc on May 17, '05 11:04:50AM

The locate database includes all files on your Mac; this is not the case for the Spotlight indexes.

Just use mdfind, if you want, but it won't find all those tasty config files or executables.

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Authored by: lullabud on May 17, '05 02:21:27PM

Although it doesn't search most hidden unixy trees, I just noticed that it searches /sw by default. And, of course there are ways to force spotlight to search those extra trees.



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Authored by: bjast on Aug 16, '05 10:00:45AM

What are the 'ways' to search hidden unixy trees?

I'd like to find things like:

.bashrc
.zshrc

Thanks,
bjast



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