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OS X: spotlight indexing switch

Spotlight Indexing switch

os x terminal command.

Turn off indexing

Turn off Spotlight Indexing

sudo mdutil -a -i off

Turn on Spotlight Indexing

sudo mdutil -a -i on

Usage: mdutil -pEsa -i (on|off) -d volume ...
 Utility to manage Spotlight indexes.
 -p             Publish metadata.
 -i (on|off)    Turn indexing on or off.
 -d             Disable Spotlight activity for volume (re-enable using -i on).
 -E             Erase and rebuild index.
 -s             Print indexing status.
 -a             Apply command to all volumes.
 -V vol         Apply command to all stores on the specified volume.
 -v             Display verbose information.
NOTE: Run as owner for network homes, otherwise run as root.

Disable Spotlight

“sudo mdutil -a -i off” which turns off indexing only.

Disable Spotlight

sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

ReEnable Spotlight

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

source: How to Disable (or Enable) Spotlight in Mac OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion


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@gaspanik gaspanik commented Feb 10, 2013

これをオフにしたままだとApp StoreでXcodeとかのアップデートができないので、「他のアカウントでお試しください」みたいなアラートが出た時は一回オンにしましょう。

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