Starting with version 3.1.0, Netatalk includes support for Apple’s Spotlight technology for searching AFP volumes.

The official documentation for compiling and using Netatalk with Spotlight support is available in the online manual

Mac OS X content search

Spotlight allows you to search both for file names as well as file contents.


If you are seeing an error like this when you try to interact with tracker:

Could not connect to Tracker: Failed to load SPARQL backend: Could not open journal for writing, Permission denied

Please make sure you have the environment variables set up as described in this manual chapter.


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Last updated 2024-04-13