[OS X TeX] Snow Leopard and locator

Adam M. Goldstein a.m.goldstein at mac.com
Wed Sep 9 20:19:28 CEST 2009

On Sep 9, 2009, at 8:59 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Sep 8, 2009, at 9:31 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
>> On Sep 7, 2009, at 11:38 PM, Michael Sharpe wrote:
>>> Thanks for your response. I had eventually found that, in order to  
>>> have System Files appear in the menu, I had to choose Other, then  
>>> choose System Files, then, most importantly, select the box "In  
>>> menu". It is still a frustration that I have to go through several  
>>> steps to get what I want each time I search with Find---(a) select  
>>> "System Files"; (b) Select "are included"; (c) Click "File name",  
>>> and then what I get is not just file names. Every email message  
>>> that contains the search text is also listed, mixed in with the  
>>> file names. This makes me believe that the locate database  
>>> approach is not yet dead. Of course, if there were a reasonable  
>>> way to do the same thing that Find produces using a command line  
>>> whose output could be filtered further, the prognosis for the  
>>> locate database would be poor.
> Howdy,
> Again, I don't think locate is dead. I think the Locator front end  
> is dead.
> Good Luck,

Definitely, that's clear, that's what you are saying. It looks like  
Michael is suggesting that he would prefer to use a more sophisticated  
Finder search, or else have access to Finder search results in such a  
way that they could be processed, then he would abandon locate for that.

Adam M. Goldstein PhD, MSLIS
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