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10.4: An AppleScript to do a 'find by name' search
Authored by: dfbills on Nov 15, '05 08:05:12AM

This searches content and filenames. If you have 100's of GBs of data, the search is excruciatingly slow.

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10.4: An AppleScript to do a 'find by name' search
Authored by: adrianm on Nov 15, '05 09:14:24AM

If you find it "excruciatingly slow" with only hundreds of GB of files, maybe you've got problems with your Mac, or you definition of "excruciatingly slow" is a little sensitive...



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10.4: An AppleScript to do a 'find by name' search
Authored by: macgruder on Nov 15, '05 09:42:02AM

That's hardly the point though is it?

Searching for file names rather than file contents should not only be blindingly fast and easy it shouldn't be necessary to sift through hundreds of irrelevant returns. Apple does need to enable us to set a default.

Another alternative is to use Quicksilver.



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