[OS X TeX] Spotlight importers

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue May 10 19:23:13 CEST 2005

On Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at 08:43AM, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:

>I'm a bit reluctant to edit such low-level file as /.Spotlight-V100/ 
>_rules.plist (as mentioned by Maarten Sneep in another message from  
>this thread) if that can be avoided.

You don't have to do this.
> From another list, it seems the problem is actually different,  
>namely that the .tex files inside gwTeX are not associated with any  
>importer (even after installing LaTeX.mdimporter):
>> $ mdimport -d1 -f /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/plain/base/ 
>> plain.tex
>> 2005-05-10 16:50:15.340 mdimport[494] Import '/usr/local/teTeX/ 
>> share/texmf.tetex/tex/plain/base/plain.tex' type  
>> 'dyn.ah62d4rv4ge81k3p2' no mdimporter

If you have the Emacs app with an importer in its bundle, that will conflict with the one you installed manually, due to a bug in Spotlight itself.

>But even better, as pointed by Will Robertson on another list, would  
>probably be to assign proper UTIs (the Tiger resurrection/improvement  
>of Creator/Type resources <http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/ 
>macosx-10.4.ars/11>) to TeX files. This will happen: people are  
>brainstorming on it at the TUG level.

What people are brainstorming on it?  Having written a couple of these, I'm interested in the discussion.

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