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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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