File name search in Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GNice, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. GNice macrumors 6502

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    I must doing something wrong with the file name search in leopard. Just as a test I decided to do a search for the Apache Web Server configuration file (httpd.conf). It "lives" in the /etc/httpd directory.

    So I click Cmd-Shift-F to bring up Finder's "find by name" window.


    I choose "Name":"is":httpd.conf and get 0 results. I also tried clicking File name and tried all kinds of other criteria (other than is). I tried searching *.conf. Heck, I tried all kinds of stuff with no luck. From what I read on macworld and macosxhints this should work.

    Can anyone shed any light on what I'm missing? Thx!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    /etc is a folder that is not visible in OSX, so Finder will not search in there.
     
  3. GNice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ugh...I'm a recent switcher and as much as I love OS X I think it stinks there isn't a UI that allows me to search my HD for files. Those are some serious training wheels! :mad:
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    you can force finder to see it: Finder->Go->Go to folder-> /etc/
     
  6. GNice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My apologies, but I don't understand...too much of a noob I guess...
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Sorry, typo on my part. When you have finder as the front window, hit the Go menu from the menubar, then select Go to folder, then type in /etc/. This will make that folder appear in finder.
     
  8. GNice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it! Thx!
     

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