[OS X TeX] Install location of

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Fri Dec 22 19:24:17 EST 2006

On Dec 22, 2006, at 16:02, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Dec 22, 2006, at 4:43 PM, Christian Burk wrote:
>> Am 22.12.2006 um 15:40 schrieb Peter Dyballa:
>>> ...
>>> The command 'which latex' on the command line in Terminal might  
>>> give a pointer.
>> It gave me the following information: /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc- 
>> apple-darwin-current/latex
>> But where is this folder usr. I searched with spotlight and could  
>> not find it.
> Howdy,
> It is possible to force spotlight to index /usr (a normally hidden  
> and un-indexed directory) using Terminal or, using the GUI with  
> SpotlightIndexer. The index will work until the next change and then  
> will be incorrect so you'll have to do it over. I wish there was a  
> Force Indexing tab (like the Privacy tab to force a directory not to  
> be indexed --- e.g., I force Privacy on ~/Library/Caches/) in the  
> Spotlight preference pane.

~/Library/Caches/Metadata is specifically designed for Spotlight  
searching, so blocking that might break some applications.  Of the  
apps I have installed, BibDesk, TCOBrowser, Safari, Camino, iCal, and  
Entourage all use it to store files that should be indexed by Spotlight.


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