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Repair broken full-message search in Mail
Authored by: joshturse on Feb 09, '08 05:51:18PM
When I type in "sudo mdutil -i on /", the reply from the terminal is
/:

Indexing disabled.

That doesn't (didn't) seem right, so I "sudo rm /.metadata_never_index" and tried again, with the same response. Is this what I'm supposed to see?

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Repair broken full-message search in Mail
Authored by: barthex on Feb 12, '08 02:11:30AM

Anything that start with "sudo" and is followed by "rm" is the equivalent of letting your three year-old kid fumble with a loaded gun.

Adding "/" after is the equivalent of showing him the trigger.

He might not hurt himself, he might not hurt you, but he COULD hurt anyone.

Please do no play with "sudo rm" unless you understand what it could do.
It is a command that will delete in a non-recuperable way the files that are concerned (and "/" attacks the top level of your disk. Shiny.)

I wish comments were subject to filtering when the "sudo rm" string appears!

Just a word of caution, not a scorn on unix beginners (I am one meself, and that is a quite importanrt lesson I was glad to be given)



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