|Jun 20, 2003, 07:50 PM||#2|
Indexing your hard drive allows you to do a "Find by Content" search--for example, you could search for words that appeared inside text files on your computer. I think this creates invisible files on your computer called .DS_store files, but they don't really do any harm.
Indexing your entire hard drive can take a while (perhaps hours, I don't really know).
Unless you like the Find by Content, I wouldn't bother indexing.
|Jun 21, 2003, 10:07 AM||#3|
indexing the drive is like using updatedb on linux.
the function is just making a database where all the files, and their path, are written into. Thus, once you search something, it finds them in something like 0.5 secs ;-)
You can for instance update that database every so often using cron to automate it.
|Jun 21, 2003, 12:57 PM||#4|
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