[OS X TeX] OT: Spotlight and command line [was Re: status of Spotlight indexing of .tex files?]

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed Dec 7 00:23:55 EST 2005

On Dec 6, 2005, at 21:07, Matthieu Masquelet wrote:

> Alright I did a little testing around with Tiger 10.4.3.
> On a search with Spotlight, I get bibtex entries thanks to Bibdesk,  
> I get
> indexing of .tex files that I've created on Linux and copied on my  
> Mac but
> on the .tex that I've created on my .tex files created with  
> TexShop, nothing
> shows up, not even if I'm looking for the name of the file.

For diagnosing problems with Spotlight, you really need to use  
mdimport in Terminal.  Try `mdimport -d2 myfile.tex` and see what the  
differences are; anything else will just send you on a wild-goose chase.

-- Adam

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