[OS X TeX] Spotlight importers

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue May 10 15:59:52 CEST 2005

On May 10, 2005, at 05:11, Stephen Anderson wrote:

> I've just installed Tiger, and I'm still getting up to speed.
> I installed the most recent yaced version of emacs, which includes  
> an mdimporter for LaTeX files.  For some reason, the package  
> installs the importer module inside the Emacs.app package.  I  
> copied it from there to /Library/Spotlight with the others, but  
> running mdimport -f on my Documents directory does not seem to get  
> any of the LaTeX files there indexed for Spotlight, since none of  
> them show up in searches.  In contrast, the BibTeX file importer  
> module mentioned a little while ago on this list seems to work,  
> since my bibfiles do get indexed.
> What do I need to do to get my *.tex files indexed for Spotlight?

Try deleting the LaTeX mdimporter that you copied to /Library/ 
Spotlight; I think there are problems if you have multiple importers  
for the same file type, as the one that's in the Emacs bundle is in a  
valid location.

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