[OS X TeX] Leo's Spotlight doesn't find sty, lco, engine files

Friedrich Vosberg fvosberg at mac.com
Sat Nov 17 14:12:06 EST 2007

Am 17.11.2007 um 17.50 schrieb Adam R. Maxwell:

> On Nov 17, 2007, at 7:45 AM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:
>> Maybe I do not understand the man page. But I can not find there  
>> any hint how to enable mdimport to grab all the sty, engine and lco  
>> (letter class option) files without using an importer plugin. But  
>> that I do not possess.
> You are correct.  You need an importer that recognizes those file  
> types, or declares their UTI as descending from public.plain-text.

Okay. An importer is not available, I think. But I do not understand  
these technical issues You've written.

>> The most curious is, that Spotlight can find all those files when  
>> searching for them by Cmd+F in the Finder. But doesn't when using  
>> the lens in the menue bar. So I think it's not a problem of  
>> importing the files into the meta database. It's an issue of  
>> displaying the files in the lens list.
> The Spotlight menu appears to do a content search.  What type of  
> search are you doing with cmd-f in Finder?  Content or File Name?

You are allright. I've done a search for files with suffix .sty. These  
is not really a Spotlight search, isn't it?

Kind regards, Friedrich

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