[OS X TeX] Leo's Spotlight doesn't find sty, lco, engine files

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sat Nov 17 21:51:21 CET 2007

Le 17 nov. 07 à 20:12, Friedrich Vosberg a écrit :

> Am 17.11.2007 um 17.50 schrieb Adam R. Maxwell:
>> On Nov 17, 2007, at 7:45 AM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:
>>> The most curious is, that Spotlight can find all those files when  
>>> searching for them by Cmd+F in the Finder. But doesn't when using  
>>> the lens in the menue bar. So I think it's not a problem of  
>>> importing the files into the meta database. It's an issue of  
>>> displaying the files in the lens list.
>> The Spotlight menu appears to do a content search.  What type of  
>> search are you doing with cmd-f in Finder?  Content or File Name?
> You are allright. I've done a search for files with suffix .sty.  
> These is not really a Spotlight search, isn't it?

The functionality seems broken, at least partially. If I open a Finder  
window, initiate a search (Cmd-F), leave the search field empty, click  
on the + button on the right of the search bar, select Other… in the  
leftmost pull-down menu that appears below, select File Extension in  
the list of possible search criteria that appears afterwards, and  
finally type sty in the field that appears now that File Extension has  
been selected in the pull-down menu:

- If the search is applied to my whole home directory, only the .sty  
files in ~/Documents and ~/Desktop are found, not those in ~/Library  
(including those in ~/Library/texmf and ~/Library/Application Support/ 

- If the search is applied to ~/Library, all the .sty files inside ~/ 
Library are found (including those in ~/Library/texmf and ~/Library/ 
Application Support/Textures/Inputs).

- In both cases, once the search has been completed, it's impossible  
to sort the files found: clicking on any of the column titles (Name,  
Type, Opening -- in French -- in my case) does not result in the files  
being sorted.

Bruno Voisin

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