OSX - alternative to using finder for searches
Posted on 2011-03-23
We're at a highschool where the students each have MacBooks. We monitor the usage with Remote Desktop and a 3rd party app called Lanschool. The students sometimes install something like "PwnSchool" to block our monitoring of them. If we take an individual MacBook which has this installed and simply search in the top right finder (magnifying glass) for pwnschool it doesn't find anything. Also I like to be able to do wildcard searches (star dot file extension etc.)
We tried linux commands (find -name) etc. but it gives permission denied problems. Do we have to login with su or something? I don't think the MacBooks have a root user by default? Let me know if you need more details.