[OS X TeX] status of Spotlight indexing of .tex files?
gall at spookyhill.net
Tue Dec 20 16:36:20 EST 2005
On 20-Dec-05, at 1:29 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Dec 20, 2005, at 1:29 PM, Norm Gall wrote:
>> http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301533 tells you
>> _exactly_ what folders are searched by Spotlight by default:
> The last paragraph in that docuemnt also points out how to tell
> Spotlight NOT to search a given directory branch. Unfortunately
> you've got to play a (fairly simple) game so that it doesn't index
> an external drive permanently.
> In addition, I'd like to see Spotlight Preferences have a tab to
> permanently add (forced if necessary) directory trees to index so
> there would be no need to use SpotlightIndexer.
I have been experimenting with a Pref Pane that would do just this.
It lists all of the directories being indexed (including externals),
list the active mdimporters, and let a user import a specific file.
Don't hold your breath though :) Its a mess right now and probably
explains why I over-engineer my instructions. I am never really sure
when Spotlight changes its behaviour.
>> Overriding these defaults is trivial with SpotlightIndexer and
>> marginally less trivial with the Terminal.
> I use SpotlightIndexer to force the indexing of the teTeX directory
> tree with great success. I also force the indexing of some of the
> Developer Documentation, etc.
> I've mentioned to the developer of SpotlightIndexer that is would
> be nice to allow one to choose a subset of the list of directories
> SpotlightIndexer indexes so I don't have to drop items from the
> list when I want to re-index a directory tree; e.g., using check
> boxes as in iTunes. He thought it might be a good idea so I'll wait
> and see what transpires.
Well, that would save me a lit of trouble too.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt
of in your
Hamlet in Hamlet, 1601
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