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

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Wed Dec 7 12:13:49 EST 2005

On Dec 7, 2005, at 12:07 PM, Norm Gall wrote:

> On 6-Dec-05, at 6:59 PM, Jose Figueroa-O'Farrill wrote:
>>>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Williams <williams at thphys.ox.ac.uk> writes:
>> Michael> On 7 Dec 2005, at 01:37, Jose Figueroa-O'Farrill wrote:
>>>> 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
>> Michael> Memoir.tex is one of my custom TeXShop templates, created  
>> in TeXShop.
>> Michael> It is found by Spotlight when searching for "usepackage".
>> Michael> otis:~ mike$ /Developer/Tools/GetFileInfo /Users/mike/ 
>> Library/TeXShop/
>> Michael> Templates/Memoir.tex
>> Michael> file: "/Users/mike/Library/TeXShop/Templates/Memoir.tex"
>> Michael> type: "TEXT"
>> Michael> creator: "TeXs"
>> Michael> attributes: avbstclinmEdz
>> Michael> created: 06/25/2005 17:47:14
>> Michael> modified: 06/25/2005 17:47:14
>> Thanks!  It would seem that Type "TEXT" gets imported, hence
>> if I were to change the type of my .tex files to TEXT then Spotlight
>> ought to import them.  I'll have to try that...
> This is exactly right. TeXShop write TEXT files and so those files  
> get indexed.
> However, if you are using any of the emacsen, they do _not_ get  
> written as TEXT files and as such require an importer. I have one,  
> but it is linked to my yaced Carbon Emacs.
> I am going to make my importer good for any .tex, .latex. and .texi  
> file before Xmas.

I don't understand this -- my TeXShop files are not being indexed.  
Only the resulting PDFs are being indexed by Spotlight.

-- Gary
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