[OS X TeX] Re: FindContent (Re: How to make locate/spotlight search ...)
msharpe at ucsd.edu
Thu Aug 12 00:24:49 EDT 2010
On Aug 11, 2010, at 5:05 PM, Vic Norton wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> I've installed your FindContent, but I have the same problem with it that I had Claus Gerhardt's suggestion for locating content in /usr/local with Spotlight. FindContent cannot see /usr/local.
> In your readme.txt file you say
> To search for content of all areas indexed by Spotlight (which
> includes /usr/local ...
> But that is the rub. My Spotlight (iMac, Mac OSX 10.6.4) has not indexed /usr/local nor do its preferences appear to give me any option to do so.
> So my question is this. How do I get Spotlight to index /usr/local on my machine? If I can accomplish this I am sure that I will be able to find "Walter Schmidt" in
> On Aug 11, 2010, at 7:06 PM, Michael Sharpe wrote:
>> I uploaded a revised copy of the Automator service to
>> The enclosed readme provides the simple installation instructions. I made a number of revisions including the one pointed out by Claus, plus others that ensure there is a Terminal window open before attempting to write to it.
Obviously, I did not check the output with enough care. The new version posted at
has a readme that tries to explain the shortcomings of Spotlight indexing. I was fooled by the fact that it finds file names within /usr/local, and the fact that some time ago, I had copied /usr/local/texlive into /Users/shared so that Spotlight would index the entire system TeXLive trees.
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