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

Rick Zaccone zaccone at bucknell.edu
Sat Dec 10 15:42:43 EST 2005

You can also use M-x find-grep-dired inside of emacs.

Rick

>I have just one comment: EasyFind from DEVONtechnologies is free and
>does the job admirably.
>
>GG
>
>On Dec 10, 2005, at 12:47 PM, Keith Chugg wrote:
>
>> 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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