I want spotlight to index my .tex files and show them as possible results when I search. I imagine the solution would work for any extension, but right now I only care about .tex

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TexShop should ship with a Spotlight importer that does the job.

If not, you can try this homemade solution:


  • Yes, it is included into MacTex, which I prefer to use.
    – Eir Nym
    Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 20:21

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