[OS X TeX] TeXShop 3.18 no longer has icons for .tex files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jun 12 15:56:59 CEST 2013

On Jun 12, 2013, at 8:51 AM, "Adam R. Maxwell" <amaxwell at mac.com> wrote:

> On Jun 12, 2013, at 6:21, "Gary L. Gray" <gray at psu.edu> wrote:
>>> Is this stuff saved with the file or looked up in a ``central'' meta-data database related to Launch Services?
>> We need to get someone at WWDC to corner the appropriate Apple engineer and find out what the heck is going on.
> Launch Services uses a central database. You can dump it in Terminal with lsregister. You cannot, however, manually edit bindings of UTI and extension, as far as I know.
> As I've written extensively, this nondeterministic behavior is expected when you have multiple applications declaring a different UTI for TeX files. Apple's system just falls over and does unpredictable things. 
> Adam


To help clear things up in my presently overloaded mind... is there a relationship between what's in the meta-data database (i.e., the one looked at by mdls) and the Launch Services database? At what point is the tag<->UTI connection made?

Sorry I'm so confused...

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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