Web-based Spotlight server search functionality?

Tabitha McNerney tabithamc at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 03:43:01 PST 2013

Thanks Kevin for your suggestion. This seems like a basic but very good
idea (and hopefully not too difficult to put together, I'll have to run
this by my boss). I am kind of surprised that no one else seems to have
done this yet (or so it seems based on the searching I've done so far).



On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 4:14 AM, Kevin Walzer <kw at codebykevin.com> wrote:

> On 11/21/13, 6:38 AM, Tabitha McNerney wrote:
>> So my question is, are there any MacPorts that might be useful for, say,
>> the ability to search server volumes via a web interface (perhaps an
>> Apache module)? I'm still looking around but I haven't found much and
>> I'm kind of surprised because it strikes me as a very useful feature.
> This could probably be done by setting up a CGI process to run Spotlight
> queries using mdfind on the server. CGI is very old-school, but I use it as
> the back end for a couple of iPhone apps I've developed, and it works just
> fine. For CGI, you can use Perl, Python, or even shell, I believe--whatever
> you are most comfortable with.
> --Kevin
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