Boolean search in Spotlight
- This is included in Spotlight but apparently not documented.
HiramNL found this syntax, per Gareth Potter in
> Boolean OR[Boolean AND is simply spaces between words.] All this,
> will find all documents, messages, contacts, etc.
> containing either the word `dog' or the word `cat'.
> The brackets are evidently optional.
> Boolean NOT
> will find all documents with the word `dog' in, but
> exclude any which contain the word `cat'. The brackets
> here are required.
> One might well wonder why Apple couldn't make this
> functionality a little more accessible, say by allowing
> all caps ORs and NOTs in Spotlight queries instead of
> these rather obscure bracketed syntaxes. There is some
> suggestion that it is due to boolean searching's not yet
> being fully implemented, hence the decision to keep the
> functionality "hidden". For those of us that want it in
> the meantime, this will have to do.
of course, works with WP.