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

Jan Hegewald rurapente at gmx.de
Wed Dec 7 04:16:29 EST 2005


Am 06.12.2005 um 19:38 schrieb Martin Henning:

> hi,
> On Dec 6, 2005, at 5:41 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> I really miss having Spotlight index my .tex files. I understand  
>> that there is a fix for this problem, but it involves installing  
>> emacs. Is a more general solution in the works that will be  
>> released soon or should I go ahead and install emacs and then look  
>> back in the list archives for the specifics on how to get indexing  
>> going again.

spotlight search appears to be very odd, e.g. the search for  
filenames only works for special cases: consider a file newTest.tex.  
If you type newT in the spotlight search it is found but if you type  
ewT it is not found change your search to Test and it´s found again  
(at least on my system). This seems very strange to me and makes  
spotlight nearly useless for me as I can not rely on it.

> i wonder whether i missunderstand or doing something wrong? i  
> actually don't see the problem:
> http://www.easy2design.de/stuff/spotlight_tex.jpg

Does spotlight find the file if you search for documentclass or  
Does Spotlight find the file if you only type eader instead of header.t?

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