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Authored by: ppmax on May 26, '05 07:59:18PM
Thanks for the reply. Regarding files with type dyn.*: I want to index my httpd.conf file and a few other "generic" system files. mdls /etc/httpd/httpd.conf returns:

/etc/httpd/httpd.conf -------------
kMDItemAttributeChangeDate     = 2005-05-11 08:54:05 -0700
kMDItemContentCreationDate     = 2005-03-20 15:08:49 -0800
kMDItemContentModificationDate = 2005-03-20 15:08:49 -0800
kMDItemContentType             = "dyn.ah62d4rv4ge80g55sq2"
kMDItemContentTypeTree         = ("public.data", "public.item")
kMDItemDisplayName             = "httpd.conf"
kMDItemFSContentChangeDate     = 2005-03-20 15:08:49 -0800
kMDItemFSCreationDate          = 2005-03-20 15:08:49 -0800
kMDItemFSCreatorCode           = 0
kMDItemFSFinderFlags           = 0
kMDItemFSInvisible             = 0
kMDItemFSLabel                 = 0
kMDItemFSName                  = "httpd.conf"
kMDItemFSNodeCount             = 0
kMDItemFSOwnerGroupID          = 0
kMDItemFSOwnerUserID           = 0
kMDItemFSSize                  = 38334
kMDItemFSTypeCode              = 0
kMDItemID                      = 28530
kMDItemKind                    = "Document"
kMDItemLastUsedDate            = 2005-03-20 15:08:49 -0800
kMDItemUsedDates               = (2005-03-20 15:08:49 -0800)
Provided I add /etc/httpd to the Spotlight index path list, how do I get SL to index this file? What importer will be used? AFAIK Spotlight needs a recognized extension, or a recognized file type to index. Any suggestions?

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Use the RichText.mdimporter instead
Authored by: schwa on May 27, '05 02:03:01AM
From the terminal:

mdimport -d2 /etc/httpd/httpd.conf

If you get NO output it means that Spotlight _cannot_ import the file. Which means it could either have no valid mdimporter which claims to be able to understand that file - or it might not be able to index it because Spotlight has been configured not to index files in /etc

You can fix the later by modifying the hidden Spotlight config files - other hints show how to do that. Again I wouldn't recommend it (but I'm dull & boring).

If you're sure Spotlight should be able to import the file (because you have modified the config files) then you also need to write an mdimporter to import config files. ;-)

Of course you could modify SourceCode.mdimporter to handle .conf files but that will be a bit tricky.

But as a favour to you personally (because we go back so far now) I'll take my Python importer and use it to create a .conf file importer. Expect it within the next 24hours or so. Check out http://toxicsoftware.com/blog/ for progress. Feel free to continue this thread on my blog.



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Use the RichText.mdimporter instead
Authored by: schwa on May 27, '05 06:31:03PM
Use the RichText.mdimporter instead
Authored by: ppmax on May 28, '05 11:18:18AM

Wow--thanks. Im downloading now and will try ASAP.

A suggestion: I know how to modify my spotlight config (/.Spotlight-V100/_rules.plist) but you might want to incude a readme describing how to modify this file to get the importer to work.

Thanks much!



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Use the RichText.mdimporter instead
Authored by: schwa on May 31, '05 03:29:15PM

There's a new version online now that imports .conf, .log and .plist.



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