find by content with Mac OS

Timothy Miller gandalf at doctorTimothyMiller.com
Fri Jun 10 14:04:20 CDT 2011


I forced Spotlight to re-index. Now it finds-by-content all of the stuff in Apple applications it couldn't previously find. Sorry about the confusion.

For most purposes, exporting LC data to a text file so Spotlight could find it by content would be far more trouble than it was worth. Certainly so in my case.

How hard is it, really, to write some kind of extension or plug-in so that find by content works for LC -- fields, scripts, or whatever?

Cheers,

Tim


On Jun 10, 2011, at 4:48 AM, Jim Ault wrote:

> 
> On Jun 10, 2011, at 3:43 AM, James Hurley wrote
>> 
>> Is there something I am missing? Spotlight doesn't appear to index my scripts and I have everything checked in the Mac OS Spotlight Preferences.
>> 
> All versions of Rev and LC do not make the scripts or field data available for spotlight indexing.
> You need to code something that writes your scripts to one or more '.txt' files that would include the stack name, etc
> Of course, since you are writing you own info export, you could add some good meta data, such as field names or project title, custom property contents, image names, etc.  You could even export a jpg screen shot, then...
> 
> a short Applescript could write to the Finder comments of the stack file and jpg file, and comments get spotlight indexed for all apps.  This means you could use Spotlight, QuickView, & Coverflow to scan your projects in the Finder.
> 
> I don't know the limits for Finder comment lines or chars.
> 
> Hope this helps
> 
> Jim Ault
> Las Vegas
> 
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