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10.5: The first 300 Leopard hints
Authored by: piyayo on Oct 17, '07 09:36:42AM

According to this page, one of the new features in Leopard's Spotlight is "Search by Filename". They're not even joking.



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10.5: The first 300 Leopard hints
Authored by: leamanc on Oct 17, '07 01:27:02PM

Oh my, that is so classic Apple. I think it was either 10.2 or 10.3 that had 200-some new features, and a lot of them were really simple stuff--or things that previous versions of the Mac OS had. (Like, in this case, we get search by filename back. Yay!)



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10.5: The first 300 Leopard hints
Authored by: Imaria on Oct 17, '07 02:03:11PM

And the worst part is that I am actually excited about that feature. Argh.



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10.5: The first 300 Leopard hints
Authored by: hankk on Oct 17, '07 04:52:01PM

You've got that feature already built in already (sort of). Just use the shell command 'locate <string>' -- it's a standard Unix command that's been around for quite some time, and will search quickly for any filename with <string> contained in it. Assuming OS X's version is the same as the regular Unix command, it has the disadvantage compared to Spotlight that it uses a database that is updated periodically (e.g. daily), so the most recently created files may not show up.



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It's not funny. I had to write a commandline script to do it
Authored by: Lectrick on Oct 17, '07 05:33:50PM
Sometimes I KNEW what a file was called, and it wasn't in the Locate database yet. Well, you can control Spotlight from the command line, and you can have it only search by name there. I wrote a command "ff" (find file) which looks like this:

mdfind "kMDItemDisplayName == '$*'wc"
So you could then do "ff some words" and it would find files with "some" and "words" in the filename only. Worked great, but very kludgey...

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