Finding files fast in OS X
May 18, 2014
If you’re using the
find command to search for files via the command line on OS X, might I suggest
Your normal search:
find ~/dev -name 'readme.md'
takes 1.872 seconds
Where the equivalent
mdfind -onlyin ~/dev -name readme.me
takes 0.13 seconds!
Chant it with me: mdfind! mdfind!
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