Since no one appears to be looking at the Yosemite forum any more, such bleeding edge that y'all are and all, there still is no resolution about how to best monitor spotlight progress. (Please see this post/thread over in the backwards, back woods forum of yore.) Has this feature been removed in El Capitan? I ask because there are other indicators that spotlight is indexing (mds process running, for example) – but I can't get a progress bar to show up in any way. Any tips on how to interpret results from the terminal such as: How do you interpret these results of "mdutil -sv": Scan base time: 2015-10-14 09:23:42 +0000 (90 seconds ago), reasoning: '(null)' Does anyone know of a 3rd party utility that shows this progress information better? I've started a related thread at Apple Discussions, but have yet to get any answers. For the record, other similar threads at Apple Communities and AskDifferent.