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

Peter Breitfeld phbrf at t-online.de
Sun Nov 18 06:32:37 EST 2007

Am 17. Nov 2007 um 20:12 schrieb Friedrich Vosberg:

> 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

There is a tex.mdimporter vor tex-files. It is written by Norm Gall  
and once came bundled with "Yaced-Emacs" but is available sepatately  
It can be downloaded from


Gruß Peter
Peter Breitfeld                 | http://www.pBreitfeld.de
Kreuzgasse 4, 88348 Bad Saulgau | PGP/GPG Key gibt's hier

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list