[Mac OS X TeX] File Types and Creators

Holger Frauenrath mail at frauenrath.com
Thu Dec 6 11:16:58 EST 2001


Since I opened the editor Pepper once, all (at least a lot) of my files of
the file type TEXT have the Pepper creator code (they had been previously
created with Alpha, BBEdit or TeXShop; they have different extensions such
as .tex, .txt, .html), which just annoys me.

Apparently, there must be a system-wide preference or something like that
which defines which app to open files of a certain file type with. Is this
correct? Can someone point me to where I can readjust this?

Slightly off-topic, but on a related matter: John Syracusa, who has written
some very good articles on arstechnica.com on MacOS X in general, and, more
specifically, on metadata such as file types/creators, has a proposal and a
petition on how the MacOS should handle metadata and file extensions in the
future (and how it should not). For those who are interested:



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