[OS X TeX] tex files and mdimport
Gary L. Gray
gray at engr.psu.edu
Mon Nov 14 16:21:20 EST 2005
On Nov 14, 2005, at 3:53 PM, Adam Maxwell wrote:
> On Monday, November 14, 2005, at 12:03PM, Richard Koch
> <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:
>> Adam Maxwell wrote
>>>> I don't think they should have been searched in the first place,
>>>> so Spotlight is probably working (more) correctly now. I wrote up
>>>> a trivial importer that indexes .tex files by file content,
>>>> \author, and \title. Any other LaTeX commands that would be worth
>>>> trying to parse for metadata? If this would be useful, I'll
>>>> release it under a BSD license as part of the mactextoolbox (if
>>>> Maarten is agreeable).
>> and Gary Gray wrote
>>> Maybe I am crazy (actually, I know I am, but that is for another
>>> topic), but I would like to see it index everything in the .tex
>>> file. Is there a reason this shouldn't be done?
>> I believe Adam intended to do that; he'll pull out the content, but
>> he'll separately pull out "author" and "title"
>> My only fear is that there will end up being several tex indexers;
>> let's try to avoid that by adopting one, say
>> Adams. I'd like to distribute it with TeXShop, so I hope your license
>> scheme permits that and permits similar
>> distribution by other front ends, etc.
> Right, I'd really like to avoid that as well. I've defined a bogus
> UTI for my experiment, but you'd probably want to define a UTI in
> TeXShop, then create a new MDImporter in Xcode for that UTI. I'll
> provide the GetMetadataForFile.m implementation, and it can be
> dropped into a new importer project (each one has a unique ID,
> generated when you create the project). If anyone else wants to
> use it, they follow the same procedure (set up UTI in Info.plist,
> create importer with unique ID).
> Feel free to contact me off-list; I've done this a couple of
> times. You can redistribute BSD with GPL software AFAIK, so that
> should be no problem.
Excellent! Sorry I missed the bit about pulling out the author and
As for getting this working, your instructions are beyond my meager
understanding -- when can we look for this to be included with TeXShop?
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