Searches the Spotlight metadata for items matching query, and returns a list of files for further manipulation.
Displays each entry followed by a null character instead of a linefeed. This is usually used for feeding into xargs -0.
After displaying the list of files, displays a count of files matching the query. The count is updated each time the count is updated. Use Control-C to cancel.
Limit the directories searched to
The following are attributes commonly set by the metadata indexer. These attributes are also used by the mdls command. You can use mdimport -A to list all attributes supported by indexers in your system.
The date and time that a metadata attribute was last changed.
The intended audience of the file.
The authors of the document.
The document's city of origin.
Comments regarding the document.
A list of contacts associated with the document.
The document's creation date.
Last modification date of the document.
The qualified content type of the document, such as com.adobe.pdf for PDF files and com.apple.protected-mpeg-4-audio for an Apple Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) files.
Contributors to this document.
The copyright owner.