[OS X TeX] Leo's Spotlight doesn't find sty, lco, engine files
maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sun Nov 18 16:34:39 CET 2007
On 18-nov-2007, at 15:38, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:
> Am 18.11.2007 um 15.07 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
>> There is a (the?) tex.mdimporter embedded in TeXShop.
> But STY, LCO and ENGINE files won't be found.
.sty files can be added, lco seem to be koma script extensions. This
means they are tex like and can be indexed. engine files are shell
scripts, and you'll need to look elsewhere (it is pointless to index
them, in my opinion).
Now adding .sty files to spotlight requires a bit of editing to a
Open this file in your favorite text editor, and look for
<key>UTTypeTagSpecification</key>. That field contains a dictionary
with an array: <key>public.filename-extension</key>. Add the strings
of the extensions you can add to the list.
Be warned however: the tex importer extracts some specific
information: the author, the textual content and the title of the
document. None of these items have a meaningful value in sty or lco
files. I don't think that the importer will choke on them, but be
What is it that you would want to find in sty and lco files that make
it worthwhile to add them to the spotlight index?
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