[PD] Spotlight Importer for OS X

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Jun 20 13:02:35 CEST 2008

Does this work at all on 10.4/Tiger?

As for building it, how do you build it yourself?  That's usually a  
good starting point for adding it to the auto-build.  If it is an  
xcode project, you can use the command line tool xcodebuild.

Also, it seems that .pat should have a separate entry, something like  



On Jun 19, 2008, at 2:10 PM, Luke Iannini wrote:

> Hi all,
> Here's a Spotlight importer for Pd (and AFAIK .pat) files.
> Starting with tonight or tomorrow's autobuild, installing it (just
> double-click it) will let Spotlight look inside your Pd patches.
> Also, a beneficial side-effect of a necessary change to Pd-extended's
> bundle means that Pd-patches are now Quick Look-enabled (don't get
> /too/ excited, it is only the plaintext representation, but still
> extremely handy).  And after the importer itself gets enveloped by
> Pd-extended's bundle, it will just work (no installation needed).
> This version just indexes the entire text.  In the future I could add
> specific metadata keys to correspond to "Pure Data Objects", "Pure
> Data Messages", "Pure Data Comments", and "Pure Data [declares]",
> which could then be used to construct complex Spotlight queries (but I
> just learned enough Obj-C to get this far tonight so give me a while :
> ) ).
> Hans, apparently placing it in
> Pd-extended.app/Contents/Library/Spotlight will make it magically
> start working the first time Pd is dragged out of its .dmg.  I don't
> have a clue about building this dynamically in the autobuilds, but
> since it is a Universal Binary and OS X only is it cool to add
> statically?
> enjoy
> Luke
> (by the way, you'll know you have the right Pd-extended when running
> "mdls -name kMDItemContentType a-patch.pd" gives
> "org.puredata.pd-patch" rather than "dyn.ah62d4rv4ge81a3a" or  
> similar) 
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