[OS X TeX] Spotlight importers

Johan Almqvist johan at almqvist.net
Tue May 3 10:53:38 CEST 2005

On May 3, 2005, at 04:04, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> I wrote a couple of Spotlight importers that people may find  
> useful.  BibImporter (for BibTeX files), and DVIImporter (reads  
> text of DVI files).  In my testing, they work fine, but let me know  
> of any problems (crashes or memory leaks).  Source is available on  
> request; DVIImporter has dvi2tty from gwTeX bundled with it.

Great, this should be very helpful!

> The importers are available at <http://homepage.mac.com/amaxwell/>,  
> and can be installed in ~/Library/Spotlight or /Library/Spotlight.   
> You can force Spotlight to index your teTeX tree with `mdimport -f / 
> usr/local/teTeX` in Terminal, and the DVI importer should give you  
> access to the contents of the DVI documentation files from  
> Spotlight, while Apple's importers will index the others.
> If you read the bibdesk-users list and installed a previous version  
> of my BibImporter plugin, please reinstall from the above URL.

However, I can't seem to get them to work. I've put them both in / 
Library/Spotlight but they don't produce any results, nor do the file  
types show up in the "Spotlight" System Preferences Panel...

Johan Almqvist
johan at almqvist.net

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