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Rebuild Spotlight Index By SW runs a command-line argument that forces Mac OS X 10.4 to rebuild the Spotlight index on your Mac.

Great for use with ARD/NetBoot!

***THERE IS NO APPLICATION!*** (the installer IS the program!)Each time you "install" the package, there are acompanying scripts which run and force Mac OS X 10.4 to "rebuild" Spotlight's "index".

What's New

Version 2.7:
  • More logging for system events
  • Log files now placed in separate directory (/Library/Logs/SISUWORKS/RebuildSpotlightBySW.log)
  • Reduced dependency on executing commands as root, due to the fact that root authentication is required anyways
  • Forced Software to only run on Root volume (currently booted volume) to clear up some confusion

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Stike
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Its running now, and it seems to be working :)
Spotlight is re-indexing.
I am just confused a bit with the install drive selection - I thought the selected drive will be re-indexed, but apparently the app doesnt care which drive you select. The whole computer will be scanned.

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Version 2.5
kalikkalik
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We do allow you to "choose" which drive to force reindexing to, but the app is coded to the root volume "/".

We'll clarify this in the next release and offer some options if possible. Let us know anything else you'd like it to do.

Thanks,
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Downloads 10,241
Version Downloads 9,281
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 14 May 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free