Re: New version 1.0.2 of "Open WP Files" available, can fix Spotlight problems
- Smokey, we should release an update just to fix my oversight in releasing the script without recompiling it, so that it will not already have a path to the unix folder, and thus read Sheepshaver's prefs to get one.
Should any other revisions be made, to support Gero's new importer? If not, I can just fix the script and release 1.0.3. Otherwise, I don't know enough about UTI and content type to do anything useful.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Smokey Ardisson <smokey.ardisson@...> wrote:
> Yesterday John R. posted a new version of "Open WP Files" that I sent
> him. v1.0.2 is recommended for everyone who has "Open WP Files" set
> as the default app for handling WP files in Mac OS X and who uses
> Spotlight to find WP files by content.
> I noticed last week that all of my WP files had a dynamic Spotlight
> content type (kMDItemContentType or Uniform Type Identifier [UTI])
> and that Spotlight wasn't indexing those files with Gero Herrmann's
> fantastic WordPerfect Spotlight importer. I eventually realized the
> problem was that "Open WP Files" was Mac OS X's default app for
> handling those WP files but the app did not define any UTIs for the
> files. The new v1.0.2 of "Open WP Files" now shares most of the UTI
> definitions from Gero's Spotlight importer.
> Unfortunately, just installing the new version of "Open WP Files" is
> not enough to fix existing files. I had to change the owner for each
> file ("Open with:" in the file's "Get Info" window in the Finder) to
> some other app and then change it back to "Open WP Files" to get the
> OS to assign the correct UTI to the files. Then of course I had to
> make Spotlight re-import the affected files.
> A file that has the correct Spotlight mapping (either to begin with,
> or after you've fixed it) should have this kMDItemContentType in the
> output of the 'mdls' terminal command:
> $ mdls /path/to/foo.wpd
> kMDItemContentType = "com.corel.wordperfect.doc"
> To cause Spotlight to reimport a corrected file, use 'mdimport':
> $ mdimport /path/to/foo.wpd
> or, after fixing all files, to reimport them all at once:
> $ mdimport -r /path/to/WordPerfect.mdimporter
> Note that if you have set some other Mac OS X app to be the owner of
> your WP files and that app doesn't have the UTI defintions in its
> plist, that app could cause similar problems and prevent Gero's
> importer from importing the content of your WP files. Those other
> apps will also have to have their plists updated to include the UTI
> definitions (I know Edward Mendelson is in the process of updating
> his "WPMacPPC Appliance").