[OS X TeX] file search

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Sun Nov 6 16:10:50 CET 2005


I will give this a try, but...

why does File Search fool me into thinking it will abide by my search  
criteria (i.e. visible and invisible files, search volumes) when it  
apparently has no intention of doing so?


On Nov 6, 2005, at 9:45 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> Howdy,
> The problem is that File Search seems to use Spotlight searching  
> and, by default, Spotlight doesn't index /usr/... . If you want a  
> GUI interface the Spotlight search (mdimport) try SpotlightIndexer,  
> <http://www.kelleycomputing.net/spotlightindexer/index.php>.
> Add /usr/local/teTeX/ to the index list and make sure to check off  
> `Force import' in the Preferences. That will index it but if things  
> change (e.g., you add files or install a new distribution of TeX)  
> you'll have to run it again. Fortunately, things don't change there  
> frequently. You could just use
> sudo mdimport -f /usr/local/teTeX
> but it's nice to be able to re-index at a click and I also have  
> indexed the developer documentation (which changes even slower than  
> TeX).
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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