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Alfred index [Resolved]

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A way to customise the results returned from a file search e.g:

 

  • Access to the returned xml and a way to pass this to a script filter
  • Access to the Alfred search api which could be used directly from a script filter (I'm currently using a scripted Spotlight search which works, but I presume Alfred does some of his own indexing/other optimisations of the search)

Thanks

 

Tom

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To my knowledge and I will attempt to confirm this with Andrew, Alfred does none of his own indexing. It's all Spotlight. The only additional thing that Alfred would be doing is maintaining his knowledge database that assists in prioritizing results that you use more frequently.

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Confirming what David is saying, Alfred uses the Spotlight index rather than maintain his own. This keeps Alfred very lightweight, especially while idle. :)

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