[OS X TeX] TeXShop 3.18 no longer has icons for .tex files
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Jun 13 09:41:07 EDT 2013
On Jun 12, 2013, at 9:00 PM, Gary L. Gray <gray at psu.edu> wrote:
> On Jun 12, 2013, at 9:39 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> The more I see the more confused I get...
>> Is there any difference about when these documents were last edited? Now that I look I see that the original item had it's kMDItemContentCreationDate in 2010 so org.tug.tex would be correct.
>> When TeXShop re-added the internal TeX.mdimporter (3.18?) I first removed the old one I had manually placed in ~/Library/Spotlight. Then checked that TeXshop's TeX.mdimporter was being used by running `mdimport -L` and making sure the it is on the list.
>> I then forced a complete rebuild of the meta-data database (this can take some time) by going to System Preferences->Spotlight->Privacy, adding the root drive (Macintosh HD?) to the list and approving the change (this removes the old database) and then removing it from the list and approving the change again. I'm sure there is a way to do it using mdimport but that's what I did.
>> Of course, I always make a backup before doing anything like this... just in case!
> I will report back any interesting findings -- assume I can find any.
I forgot to say how you tell the meta-data database is complete! Open up Spotlight (Cmd-Space by default or click on the magnifying glass) and, if it shows the normal entry line the database has been rebuilt.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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