How to search remote volume

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dusanv, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. dusanv macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    I have a Linux box hosting a bunch of files using an AFP share. That's working like a hoot except I can't search the share.

    I know that I can enable Spotlight on the volume but that has 2 drawbacks: I have to re-enable Spotlight every time I remount and Spotlight won't pick up changes not made by current Mac.

    Is there a better way or do I have to 'find' and 'grep'?
  2. dusanv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    Another question: is there a way to enable the Trash bin on the remote volume?
  3. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Highlight the remote file (on a mounted volume) and right click, then select "Move to Trash. It will then pop-up saying do you really want to delete, say yes and the file will instantly delete.
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Either Find Any File or EasyFind can search for files on remote volumes. They'll also work on local volumes that you've excluded from Spotlight indexing, and on hidden files and folders.
  5. dusanv thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    The thing is, I don't want to instantly delete, I want the Trash bin.


    Perfect. EasyFind looks like the ticket. Many thanks!

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