[OS X TeX] teTeX still on my path

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 27 07:06:05 EST 2006

On Nov 27, 2006, at 4:36 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> I think Spotlight is no mystery: it simply finds things. And I'm  
> sure it can find some files with /usr/local/teTeX/... in it ...


Spotlight will not search in any of the hidden directories (e.g., / 
usr/...) by default. You've got to force it to do so. I use  
SpotlightIndexer to do that but in any case it isn't permanent; if  
anything changes there you'll have to re-index manually. Luckily the  
contents of /usr/... doesn't change very often on my system. One  
thing I believe Spotlight needs is a list of directories for forced  
indexing like it has a preference for not indexing; not many folks  
would use it but I doubt many folks folks use the exclusion list either.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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