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Mac OSX Spotlight Enhancement

Mac OSX Spotlight Enhancement

Add this to Info.plist in /System/Library/Spotlight/RichText.mdimporter/Contents/ and Spotlight will search for source code files.


To find the entry for other file extensions do:

mdimport -n -d1 somefile.ext

After adding the desired file types you have to run

mdimport -r /System/Library/Spotlight/RichText.mdimporter

to update the new file extensions.

To re-index the HD you can run

sudo mdutil -E /

To implement an easy command to search via the Terminal using Spotlight install from

To add system folders to the search index use the script above and execute

spotfind -c

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