[OS X TeX] TeXShop and BibTeX

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 9 13:31:42 CEST 2004


On 9 sep 2004, at 13:26, christopher ciotti wrote:

> I have an observation about BibTeX behavior when run from TeXShop that 
> maybe others have seen and can clarify.  On my system (Powerbook - OS 
> X Panther) man bibtex says (under Environment) the search paths for 
> *.bst files and for *.bib files can be set.  I have done so via the 
> shell and from the command line, they work swimmingly.  Is there any 
> way I can tell TeXShop about them?  It does not currently find them.  
> I'm using TeXShop 1.35c and teTeX via the wonderful i-installer.

You could, but I would suggest you don't. (search the list archives for 
.MacOSX/environment.plist to see why).

What I do, and does not require changes to the environment is the 
following: ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/ and ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst/ 
are in the default search path, and if you place a symlink (ln -s 
original.bib ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/) in the right location, the 
file will still be found. You cannot move the file from then on (IIRC).

In my experience this is less fragile.

Maarten

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