[OS X TeX] Spotlight importers
Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Tue May 3 01:29:01 EDT 2005
On 3 May 2005, at 3:04 am, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
> I wrote a couple of Spotlight importers that people may find
> useful. BibImporter (for BibTeX files), and DVIImporter (reads
> text of DVI files). In my testing, they work fine, but let me know
> of any problems (crashes or memory leaks).
> You can force Spotlight to index your teTeX tree with `mdimport -f /
> usr/local/teTeX` in Terminal, and the DVI importer should give you
> access to the contents of the DVI documentation files from
> Spotlight, while Apple's importers will index the others.
Great work! A couple of issues:
(1) I get various errors while processing /usr/local/tetex - see
below. These may be problems with files rather than the importer - I
(2) Am I right in presuming that if I want to use these to process
all bibtex and dvi files in dirs within my home dir, I need `mdimport
-f ~myusername`? Or will this be done automatically?
Errors include various ones like:
2005-05-03 06:23:12.298 mdimport -[FileProcessor
importMetadataFromFileAtPath:] Got exception *** -[NSCFArray
addObject:]: attempt to insert nil for path '/usr/local/teTeX/share/
Expected integer; found `n' instead.
Missing or invalid generation number.
missing or invalid cross-reference stream.
Invalid stream length 547; should be 546.
PSSniffer error: No such file or directory
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