[OS X TeX] tex files and mdimport

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Mon Nov 14 20:50:40 CET 2005

On Nov 14, 2005, at 2:42 PM, Adam Maxwell wrote:

> On Monday, November 14, 2005, at 09:05AM, Herbert Schulz  
> <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> I don't know how many folks here also look at the TeXShop Forum
>> <http://www.apfelwiki.de/forum/viewforum.php?f=6> but there is an
>> interesting note there about Spotlight and .tex files. It seems that,
>> at least after the 10.4.3 update, .tex files are no longer searched
>> for meta-data. I just checked this and it seems to be true: looking
>> for some information (the word abbreviations which I know is in at
>> least one of my .tex files) within on of my .tex files doesn't list
>> that file. Apparently the file type for .tex files is dyn.... and
>> those files aren't searched.
> I don't think they should have been searched in the first place, so  
> Spotlight is probably working (more) correctly now.  I wrote up a  
> trivial importer that indexes .tex files by file content, \author,  
> and \title.  Any other LaTeX commands that would be worth trying to  
> parse for metadata?  If this would be useful, I'll release it under  
> a BSD license as part of the mactextoolbox (if Maarten is agreeable).

Maybe I am crazy (actually, I know I am, but that is for another  
topic), but I would like to see it index everything in the .tex file.  
Is there a reason this shouldn't be done?

-- Gary
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