[OS X TeX] Spotlight

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue May 21 13:10:14 EDT 2013

On May 21, 2013, at 8:31, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

>> $ mdimport -d3 /Users/herbs/Desktop/howdy.tex 
>> (Debug) Import: file:/Users/herbs/Desktop/howdy.tex plugin:file://localhost/System/Library/Spotlight/RichText.mdimporter/ /System/Library/Spotlight/RichText.mdimporter
>> (Info) Import: Plaintext import 

Same as George: you're using the system's built-in text importer. Unlike George, yours worked, possibly because your file is ASCII:

>>    kMDItemTextContent = "\\documentclass{tmm}\n\\begin{document}\nHello World!\n\\end{document}\n";
>> }


>> Is there any connection with using the QLColorCode.qigenerator? What gets shown when I hover over the file in SpotLight list is certainly syntax colored.

No connection whatsoever.

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