[OS X TeX] Re: Fwd: [Ii2-announce] TeXLive i-Package updated

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Sun May 20 07:19:40 EDT 2007

Thanks a lot: your explanation is a good clarification to me about 
Spotlight (which I have no habit of using). So, wrt  Axel's 
suggestion: I do not have /usr/loca/... in Spotlight's indexing. I 
have no explanation for the i-Installer crash the other night.


On Sat, 19 May 2007, Bill Rowe wrote:

> On 5/19/07 at 1:11 PM, rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se (Roussanka
> Loukanova) wrote:
>> I myself have never set (consciously) anything for Spotlight. Where
>> may I look for Spotlight indexing enable/disable?
> The best way I know of to disable Spotlight is to use mdutil from the 
> Terminal. Doing man mdutil will give you details of how o do this.
>> I've looked in the System Preferences > Spotlight. I see all 14
>> preset by some Apple folks categories for Search Results. No
>> usr/local.. appears there.
> There are two aspects to the preference pane for Spotlight. The first is a 
> list of 14 preset file categories. Unchecking a category will cause Spotlight 
> not to index files of in that category but will not disable Spotlight in 
> general.
> The second tab labeled Private presents a window where directories can be 
> entered. Any directory in this list will not be indexed by Spotlight. I 
> suppose instead of using mdutil, you could navigate to the top level 
> directory of your drive and prevent Spotlight from indexing anything on that 
> drive.
> Note, Spotlight is enabled by default. So, unless you have taken specific 
> actions Spotlight will be enabled on your machine.

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