Off list: Re: [OS X TeX] status of Spotlight indexing of .tex files?

Enrico Franconi franconi at
Tue Dec 20 11:34:00 EST 2005

On 20 Dec 2005, at 16:43, Jan Hegewald wrote:
> Am 20.12.2005 um 13:17 schrieb Josep M. Font:
> [...]
>> I agree (with Stephen). I find this thread amazing, and warns me  
>> against upgrading to Tiger (now happy with Panther 10.3.9). Why  
>> shouldn't *every* (text?) file in my hard disk be indexed and  
>> searched even with a normal "find" operation in the Finder ?
> if you consider to upgrade to Tiger just because of Spotlight: don 
> ´t do it.
> Spotlight is very premature at this time and I hope it will be  
> improved soon.

I would say exactly the opposite: spotlight alone is a sufficient  
reason to update to tiger. Smart folders and metadata are amazing. If  
you have most of your working "life" in your computer, it is of an  
enormous help.
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