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

Keith Chugg chugg at usc.edu
Sat Dec 10 13:47:59 EST 2005

I see similarly odd behavior using spotlight for tex files and
internal tag-words.  If I spotlight "\begin{figure}" I get a number
of hits.  But, I can believe that there should be many more and the
ones that I am seeing are those that have been transfered from a
different OS.

I created a file called "foo.tex" with one line inside "foobar is
bad".  If I spotlight "foo", the top hit is foo.tex.  If I spotlight
"foobar" I get no hits.

It seem that spotlight gives odd behavior lots of time, not just with
tex files...

On Dec 6, 2005, at 6:41 AM, 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.
>
> Thank you,
>
> -- Gary
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