Finder not finding files - probably a setting?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by toddburch, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. toddburch macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2006
    Katy, Texas
    I have a bunch of Ruby scripts (files that end in .rb). They are plain text files.

    I used Finder to find all the ruby scripts that contained a certain string, and Finder didn't, as if all the .rb files were not even looked at.

    Is there is setting to tell Finder to also search in .rb files? Finder's help couldn't find anthing on this either...

    Thanks, Todd
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    You'd probably need a Spotlight plugin to index the contents of Ruby files, even if they're basically just plain text files (Spotlight doesn't know that).

    Or, if you *just* put the files on your Mac, maybe they haven't been indexed yet? I thought Spotlight indexed new files on the fly, but who knows.

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