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Authored by: g3ski on Mar 21, '07 02:46:55PM

mdutil(1) BSD General Commands Manual mdutil(1)

mdutil -- manage the metadata stores used by Spotlight

mdutil [-pEs] [-i on | off] volume ...

The mdutil command is useful for managing the metadata stores for mounted

The following options are available:

-p Publishes the local copies of the metadata stores for the volumes
indicated to their real drives.

-E This flag will cause each local store for the volumes indicated to be
erased. The stores will be rebuilt if appropriate.

-i on | off
Sets the indexing status for the provided volumes to on or off. Note
that indexing may be delayed due to low disk space or other condi-

-s Display the indexing status of the listed volumes.

mdcheckschema(1), mdfind(1), mdutil(1), mdimport(1)

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