Note for Terry and other G5 Tiger users
I found Spotless to work very well under Tiger, but it has worked less and less well as the OS has moved to Snow leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion, even though there are specific versions of the program for each OS. On my G5 rig I used it to disable Spotlight indexing on the audio drives only, which meant it still worked on the system drive for finding documents etc. Of course, you can still use ⌘F to search for items, just not by content [which wont have been parsed and indexed]
I am currently still using Spotless on my 10.6.8 system running my PT9 HD3 rig, but I have not had good success with it on Mountain Lion, so I will start using the terminal scripts when I migrate to my HDX rig next month.
Digidesign did use to recommend disabling Spotlight indexing on Audio drives from a long time back, so it’s not an unknown issue. Perhaps there is a much greater overhead for some reason now we are on Mountain Lion.
Thanks for the scripts