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

Jan Hegewald rurapente at
Tue Dec 20 12:50:24 EST 2005


Am 20.12.2005 um 17:28 schrieb Herbert Schulz:

> Howdy,
> You can also find files using Locate, a GUI interface to the locate  
> data base. Of course that must be updated.

Yes, but if I want to get a reliable result I always have to update  
the database )-;
EasyFind is also very useful.

> Understand that while Spotlight doesn't index all text files that  
> might be a blessing.

Yes, maybe. But currently Splotlight does not tell my which files and  
folders are not indexed. So I can not determine if important files  
are excluded.

> Also, what tool do you use that does any indexing of the content of  
> files rather than simply the file name?

For file contents search I use TextWrangler.


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