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

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Dec 19 14:41:07 EST 2005

On 19 Dec 2005, at 18:15, Norm Gall wrote:

> Ok. I suppose that I am the man with respect to the importer.
>
> I have re-written the importer this morning and have set the UTI to
> org.tug.tex, it recognises .tex, .latex, and .texi extensions. It
> is independent of any editor (as far as I can tell so far) and I
> will be testing it for the next few days to make sure I haven't
> made a mess of things.

Great!

>     kMDItemTextContent = "\\documentclass[11pt]{article}\n\n\
> \usepackage{amsfonts}\n\\usepackage{graphicx}\n\n\\title{Brief
> Article}\n\n\\author{Norman Gall}\n\n\\date{\\today}\n\n\\begin
> {document}\n\\maketitle\n\nThis is a whole bunch of text.\n\n\
> \bibliographystyle{}\n\\bibliography{}\n\\end{document}\n \n\n%%%
> Local Variables: \n%%% mode: latex\n%%% TeX-master: t\n%%% End: \n";

Does it filter information from the complete contents? or does it
just take the first 2kB or so?

> I think I'm going to rename some things (tex.mdimporter, perhaps)
> but I'd like to know what extensions people use to mark their files.

I think a previous message by Karl Berry gave a list (.ltx, .ctx). I
wouldn't include .cls and .sty, as they are not user documents (at
least not in general).

> I hope that this will be helpful,

I think so.

Maarten
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