[OS X TeX] How to make locate/spotlight search ~/Library/texmf
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Aug 10 12:51:52 EDT 2010
On Aug 10, 2010, at 11:22 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
> Hi, I can use the locate command in a Terminal to quickly find files in /usr/local/texlive. However, it doesn't find files in ~/Library/texmf. How do I make it do that?
I'd guess that the locate database won't contain anything in the Users folder since that is private for each individual user. Perhaps there is a way to ell it to build a personal database.
> Secondly, what's the relationship between the Spotlight search (via Command-space) and the locate search database? They clearly don't find the same things, since /usr/local files never show up in the Command-Space searches. Is there a way to make them match?
There is no relationship between them. The technology is different for the two things.
I've been using `Find Any File', <http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/index.html>, and I'm quite happy with it.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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