Disabling Spotlight in Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BlueRevolution, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Well, I made the jump to Leopard... only to find myself locked up for the first hour of using it. In that time, I found more reasons to go back to Tiger than I did to stick with Leopard, but I toughed it out and found it enjoyable to use once it sped up. Unfortunately, every time Spotlight tries to re-index everything slows down to a crawl again. I never use Spotlight, so does anyone know of a way to disable it under Leopard? I tried following the instructions here, but the Spotlight directive isn't present in the /etc/hostconfig file under Leopard.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. TabulaRasa macrumors newbie

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    I think just disabling Spotlight from indexing should be enough to stop Spotlight from slowing down your machine.

    sudo mdutil -i off /

    My understanding is that if you use the "-E" option, it Erases and starts re-indexing again whereas "-i off" completely stops indexing.
     
  3. BlueRevolution thread starter macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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