[OS X TeX] Tex.mdimporter problem

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Feb 19 06:50:33 EST 2011

On Feb 19, 2011, at 4:10 AM, Eric van der Oord wrote:

> Hi
> I have installed texlive and texshop on a new mac, via mactex.
> Then I installed all my old TeX files.
> All my TeX files are encoded in mac roman.
> Spotlight does not index any *tex nor *mp file (old or new !)
> The Tex.mdimporter is in /Library/spotlight.
> I've forced a new index of all files, with no result.
> Is that a known issue ? Any help ?
> Eric


I don't think there is any need to install the TeX.mdimporter at all; it's built into TeXShop. Don't know if that interferes with the operation or not. Where are your .tex files? I'm not at all sure Spotlight will index files in /usr/... so the TeX distribution won't get indexed.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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