[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 01:07:03 EST 2005

On Dec 6, 2005, at 21:32, Matthieu Masquelet wrote:

> So the file that shows on Spotlight gives me:

What do you mean by "shows on Spotlight?"  What was your search  
term?  If you use `mdls abstract.tex` it shouldn't be indexing any of  
the file's contents, since there is no importer for the type.

> 2005-12-07 00:28:20.877 mdimport[3407] Import
> '/Users/Kheldar/Documents/Research/Reports_Papers_Confs/RENO_06/ 
> abstract.tex
> ' type 'dyn.ah62d4um4ge81k3p2' no mdimporter

This means that no Spotlight importer is available for this file  
type.  A 'dyn.*' identifier is system-assigned when it doesn't know  
what to do with the file.  The only information Spotlight will store  
is file-related metadata (name, date created/modified and so forth).

> AS far as I can tell, there is no difference right? Do you think  
> the capital
> E thing from the GetInfoFile mean anything?

I don't see any significant differences.


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