[Mac OS X TeX] Excalibur and TeXShop '.tex' files

Kaveh Bazargan kaveh at focalimage.com
Tue Jan 15 12:04:14 EST 2002

At 3:06 pm -0600 14/1/02, Nicholas Riley wrote:


>There is a bug in TeXShop where it only sets the file type to 'TEXT'
>the first time it saves a file.  Subsequent saves clear the file type,
>and Excalibur can't recognize them as text files thereafer.
>Likewise, for a Mac OS X native application such as Excalibur to be
>dependent on file type metadata is a bad idea, especially when there's
>a common file extension present (.tex).  This should be reported as a
>bug in Excalibur.
>You can use a utility such as File Buddy or Super Get Info, or
>/Developer/Tools/SetFile -t 'TEXT' <filename> from the command line to
>set the file type to 'TEXT' and it should work.

I have used 'FileTyper' to change to 'TEXT', but still can't drag and drop,
although I can open through Excalibur. Actually, the icon doesn't even
highlight. It just ignores the file. Actually, I get this quite a lot with
OS X in general. Any ideas?



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