Re: Tahiti's down...

From: John Piwowar <>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:40:15 -0800
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I know we've been discussing Windows and Linux; my apologies for veering onto a different platform. Since more people are using Macs these days, I thought I'd share this tidbit. :-)

If you're into those "shiny and expensive" workstations, you can use the command-line interface to the Mac OS X Spotlight utility to search specific directories:

zathras:Reference jpiwowar$ mdfind -onlyin ./RDBMS10gR2 ACTIVE_SESSION_HISTORY ...output mercifully snipped; I'm still exploring how to make smarter queries ;-)

Now, if only there were a way to restrict searching by directories using the normal Spotlight interface, without having to click (ugh) on fields in a Finder (double ugh) window...


John P.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 8:12 AM, Guillermo Alan Bort <>wrote:

> on linux you got find and grep... which could take a long time (since no
> indexing is available for grep) but work every time and support regular
> expressions...
> Alan.-
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Rich Jesse <
>> wrote:
>> Hey John,
>> >> I've got it, just need see how best to search locally on a linux
>> desktop.
>> >
>> > I don't usually promote Micro$oft, but in my case, I have used MS
>> > Desktop Search to effectively index all my docs. This engine used to
>> > be the old from SysInternals so it is
>> And it works on Linux???
>> Rich
>> --

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