Enable local search on Leopard Server

By default, Leopard Server disables Spotlight indexing on its system drive.

I assume that this decision was made to avoid confusion when administrators search the global catalog for system files on other machines. However, I find this to be a hassle when I need to locate a file on the server itself.

You can easily include a server’s local drives in its Spotlight index using mdutil:

sudo mdutil -i on /

The same command can be reissued with the off parameter to reverse the change.

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