[OS X TeX] status of Spotlight indexing of .tex files?

Jose Figueroa-O'Farrill j.m.figueroa at ed.ac.uk
Tue Dec 6 20:37:55 EST 2005

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Williams <williams at thphys.ox.ac.uk> writes:

Michael> On 6 Dec 2005, at 23:54, Michael Sciascia wrote:

>> I seem to have missed the previous thread about spotlight and .tex
>> files, so I just tried to search with spotligh \tabular and it  
>> found all
>> my (few) tex files on the Hard disk, same thing with things like
>> "\subsection{....}".
>> I just have tex installed (not aware of emacs) from the 77 MB dmg
>> because I didn't have any broadband then and running Mac OS X 10.4.3

Michael> Same here. Spotlight finds the likes of "usepackage" perfectly. I'm  
Michael> running 10.4.3. This is the first time I've tried it, so I can't say  
Michael> whether this was the case in previous versions of 10.4

I'm running 10.4.3, but the only .tex file that Spotlight finds
happens to have a Type of "TEXT" and was created (on someone else's
PowerBook) by "OTEX".   Could you perhaps tell me what are typical Type
and Creator fields of any of the .tex files which Spotlight finds for
you?  You can get this information from

         /Developer/Tools/GetFileInfo FILE

Many thanks, José

Prof José M Figueroa-O'Farrill  | Phone: +44 (0) 131 6505066
School of Mathematics           | Fax: +44 (0) 131 6506553
University of Edinburgh         | Mobile: +44 (0) 7870 239186
Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, Scotland, UK | URL: http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~jmf
------------------------- Info --------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
          & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list