I check the Official Google MacBlog regularly and, yeasterday, I read something interest on it:
SpotlightFS is a MacFUSE file system that creates true smart folders, where the folders' contents are dynamically generated by querying Spotlight. This differs from Finder's version of smart folders, which are really plist files with a ".savedSearch" file extension. Since SpotlightFS smart folders are true folders, they can be used from anywhere—including the command line! SpotlightFS is not very complicated, and it's a good example of what can quickly and easily be done using MacFUSE. Please check out SpotlightFS and the other cool stuff on the newly updated MacFUSE project site.
|Wow. Sounds good. A really “dinamically generated” file-system, based on the [en:Spotlight (software)||Spotlight] Engine. It seems to be much too much better of the annoying smart folders and… it’s a file-system!!! ;)|
Edited at 19:32 in the same day of the posting: I have installed MacFUSE 0.1.9 (quite simple) and tried SpotlightFS and SSHFS also. The first is too heavy for my [en:iBook] (like Spotlight itself… but with the not-marginal difference that the main process of indexing is not interruptable :( ). It also needs a [en:System_Preferences|Preference Panel] to manage complex search query (actually the only available from [en:Macintosh_Finder|Finder] is searching by keyword). The second is simple to setup and run (very quick) but… it’s obviously embryonal and “raw”. But, I think that it’s only the beginning ;) .