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Bug 148882 - Use native OS's search capabilities where possible
Summary: Use native OS's search capabilities where possible
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: utilities
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Search (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: Macintosh All
: P3 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Jaroslav Havlin
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-10-01 17:33 UTC by _ tboudreau
Modified: 2014-02-26 15:16 UTC (History)
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Description _ tboudreau 2008-10-01 17:33:57 UTC
According to Apple's documentation - - it is 
possible to perform Spotlight searches via the 'mdfind' shell command.

Since Apple pre-indexes directories, this could be much faster than the current searching code.
Comment 1 rjmunro 2014-02-26 15:16:34 UTC
This is massively faster than the built in search code when searching a large directory tree, e.g. using the command line:

mdfind string -onlyin folder