MacOSX - Disable Spotlight indexing service

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How to disable the Spotlight indexing service?


Open a terminal and type the following commands:
  • To disable indexing: sudo mdutil -a -i off
  • To enable indexing: sudo mdutil -a -i on
Published by jak58. Latest update on July 15, 2013 at 06:36 AM by jak58.
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