[OS X TeX] TeXShop and .cfg configuration files

Adam M. Goldstein adam.goldstein at jhu.edu
Thu Sep 28 05:15:14 CEST 2006

Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Sep 27, 2006, at 7:52 PM, AES wrote:
>> Because I did a Finder search for RevTeX on my system, which only
>> brought up the RevTeX that I had downloaded some time back for use
>> with Textures.  (And, incidentally, the journals, as part of their ms
>> submission instructions, generally instruct potential authors to 
>> download
>> and use their particular LaTeX packages, like RevTeX and others.)
> Howdy,
> Unfortunately Spotlight and Finder searches don't look in all 
> directories! Get the freeware program SpotlightIndexer and tell it to 
> let Spotlight index /usr/local/teTeX/ after setting the preference to 
> Force Indexing. This will take some time --- when the barber pole 
> stops it's done. Then you can use the Find the folders.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
The following also works:

mdimport -f /Library/teTeX

It took about 10 minutes. There were lots of what seemed to be error 
messages, presumably for files that don't have the appropriate metadata, 
but spotlight now finds all kinds of things it didn't before.

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