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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: paulsomm on Jul 06, '05 12:56:21PM

Even easier:

Open a terminal, change to the top-level of any volume/folder, and type "find <part of filename>"

I.e., to find all my mail signatures:

find Signature

returns:

~/Library/Mail/Signatures
~/Library/Mail/Signatures/0AA0113F-22E6-4B7A-9957-98A7A6D8F2CD.webarchive
~/Library/Mail/Signatures/SignaturesByAccount.plist

Less overhead than launching Classic



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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: kyngchaos on Jul 06, '05 04:39:01PM

you sure about that? The UNIX find command needs operators in an expression to find even a file name. the first argument (other than options) must be a folder to search in, it doesn't default to the current folder. And the name operators use wildcards, so you can't just type a part of the name. So it would be more like (to search for part of a name in the current folder):

find . -iname "**"

(-iname is for case insensitive search)



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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: paulsomm on Jul 06, '05 10:26:55PM

I stand slightly corrected. The problems of commenting from memory without being in front of OS X.



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10.4: Use older Sherlock to search by filename
Authored by: jedik on Jul 06, '05 07:27:29PM

Use Locator:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8720

It even indexes removable media, and it's free. :)

Cheers

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