[OS X TeX] Snow Leopard and locator
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Sep 9 08:59:57 EDT 2009
On Sep 8, 2009, at 9:31 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2009, at 11:38 PM, Michael Sharpe wrote:
>> Thanks for your response. I had eventually found that, in order to
>> have System Files appear in the menu, I had to choose Other, then
>> choose System Files, then, most importantly, select the box "In
>> menu". It is still a frustration that I have to go through several
>> steps to get what I want each time I search with Find---(a) select
>> "System Files"; (b) Select "are included"; (c) Click "File name",
>> and then what I get is not just file names. Every email message
>> that contains the search text is also listed, mixed in with the
>> file names. This makes me believe that the locate database approach
>> is not yet dead. Of course, if there were a reasonable way to do
>> the same thing that Find produces using a command line whose output
>> could be filtered further, the prognosis for the locate database
>> would be poor.
> I just tried the search. It is annoying that all the mail messages
> appear. So does every BibDesk record with the term in it. Argh.
> Maybe put the files in order by kind and then skip over the mail
> Or: design a custom search includes system files but excludes
> everything else that you can exclude, or at least, mail messages and
> other distracting kinds of files.
> I don't want to be the one that pronounces the locate approach dead.
> If my grepping skills were better I would use locate more often.
Again, I don't think locate is dead. I think the Locator front end is
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