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10.4: Limit Spotlight searches to filenames only
Authored by: hmelman on Jul 20, '05 12:21:03PM

This works oddly for me. Yesterday I created a text file with emacs called "WikiBookConf.txt". If search in spotlight for wiki (no quotes) it shows up and is the top pick. So it's been indexed. If I search for "Wiki" (with quotes) it does not appear. If I search for "WikiBook" (with quotes) it does not appear. If I search for "WikiBookConf" (with quotes) it does. I get the same results if I use all lowercase. Anyone have any ideas?



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10.4: Limit Spotlight searches to filenames only
Authored by: fud on Jul 20, '05 01:21:21PM

The best way I have found to do pure name searches is to use Find in the Finder, and pick Name in the popup. Then type "wiki", pick a 2nd Name popup and type "book". This will find: Wikibook, Wiki Book, wikibookie, etc. This is the same type of search Panther supported.



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10.4: Limit Spotlight searches to filenames only
Authored by: hmelman on Jul 20, '05 09:30:43PM

Well yes, explicitly limiting the search to names will do it. But if others get name only search from using quotes in spotlight why can't I? Do quotes only work in some cases? Do I have some setting incorrect? (I'm using 10.4.2). My best guess is that quotes aren't searching the filename but some metadata that's set by most programs but not aquamacs. How would I check that hypothesis? Note, I tried this on an excel file I created and had similar problems.



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10.4: Limit Spotlight searches to filenames only
Authored by: SeanAhern on Aug 07, '05 03:26:19PM

It's not matching substrings, only whole words.



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