About Searching on a Macintosh
Due to the lack of a command line on the Macintosh, using Java
applications is a little bit complicated. If you follow these steps,
running the search server should not be too painful.
- In the mac folder on the CD is a BinHex file called
macsearch.hqx. De-BinHex it; you may be able to
double-click on it to do this, or you may need to open it with an
expander like UnStuffIt. That will create an Applescript application
called Start Search Service.
- Run Start Search Service. It should copy some files
into your Preferences folder and create an alias on your
desktop called NRSearch.
- Run NRSearch. You will see a console window and a
button labeled "Exit Search Service" while the search server is
running. Clicking on the button will shut down the search server.
You can safely move the NRSearch alias anywhere you like
without affecting the performance of the search engine. You should
not move the NRPrefs folder from your
Preferences folder, or change any of the files inside that