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  Control Spotlight indexing activities

Turns off indexing of files:

sudo mdutil -a -i off

To turn indexing back on, run:

sudo mdutil -a -i on

Complete re-indexing of your hard drive (be aware this could be an over night job): it will delete your Spotlight data base forcing it to start over:

sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight-V100/*

Hint:

add others to your (do not scan), privacy settings.