[OS X TeX] OT-File ownership

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Sep 20 02:55:39 CEST 2005

On Sep 19, 2005, at 6:43 PM, Vince McGarry wrote:

> Recently I opened up the Script Editor---just thinking about  
> working on some---but never got to it. All of a sudden, most of  
> my .tex and all of my .sty files are now "owned" by the Script  
> Editor. Some have the Script Editor icon; some the TeXShop icon,  
> but all open by default with the Script Editor. I can change an  
> individual file so that TeXShop will open it, but "Change all..."  
> does not work. An individual .tex file opened in TeXShop once saved  
> will revert to Script Editor as the owner app.
> I rebuilt Launch Services and restarted to no avail. Although not  
> specifically related to TeX on OS X, the only files that appear to  
> be affected are .tex and .sty files. The behavior is inconsistent--- 
> compiling using pdftricks ala Herb Schulz, the intermediate .tex  
> files with the pstricks code all have the appropriate "owner." Any  
> suggestions would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Vince McGarry


I wish I could find out what the final solution was when it was  
brought up before... can't seem to find the right search term to use  
at the Archive, <http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/>.

I'm not sure this is the solution but you might try using  
RCDefaultApp, a Preference Pane that allows you to look at and change  

You might try the solution to really rebuild the Launch Services  
using the hint at <http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php? 

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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