[OS X TeX] texshop icon

Robert Love rblove_lists at comcast.net
Sat Jun 2 12:46:41 EDT 2012

Here is what I saved off years ago on rebuilding the database from the command line.  But I haven't used this in many years.  I hope it's still valid.
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you can use the following Terminal command to rebuild your LaunchServices database:
Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister \
-kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

 Just calling lsregister by itself will show some explanation:
lsregister: [OPTIONS] [-domain { system | local | user | network }]... [path]...
Search the paths for application bundles and add each found item to the Launch
Services database.  For domain specifications, ask CF for the list of application
locations in the given domain(s).

  -kill     Reset the global Launch Services database before doing anything else
  -lint     Print information about plist errors while registering bundles
  -convert  Register apps found in older LS database files
  -load     Load the LaunchServices service plugin if it's not already loaded.
  -lazy n   Sleep for n seconds before registering apps if the local cache
            is aleady populated.
  -r        Recursively register directory contents, do not recurse into
            packages or invisible directories.
  -R        Recursively register directory contents, including the contents
            of packages and invisible directories.
  -f        force-update registration info even if mod date is unchanged
  -v        Display progress information.
  -dump     Display full database contents after registration.
  -h        Display this help.

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On Jun 2, 2012, at 10:20 AM, Gary Gray wrote:

> On Jun 2, 2012, at 11:11 AM, M. Tamer Özsu wrote:
>> I could have sworn that I had seen this topic discussed recently, but I cannot find it in the archives. I am having the problem that the .tex files that are set to be opened by TexShop do not show TeXShop icon in finder -- they simply show blank. Anyway to get the icons to show?
> You need to rebuild the Launch Services Database. I use MainMenu to do that, but if you search for that phrase, you will find many utilities that will do it for you (and probably the command line way to do it).
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