[OS X TeX] Re: Automator with latexdiff?
jushen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 13:39:15 CEST 2005
Just FYI: latexdiff was update in August. You can get it, with the
nice PDF document, here:
On 9/12/05, Jung-Tsung Shen <jushen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Didn't want to totally waste my weekend, I wrote a simple AppleScript
> for this task. I know not much about AppleScript, so it is for sure
> there's much to be improved. I would also appreciate any comments.
> This script, when saved as compiled application with no Start up
> screen, will be invoked by double clicks. You will be asked asks to
> choose the source file, the modified file (i.e., 2 files), and the
> folder in which you want the comparison result to be saved. The
> default name is diff.tex. It then is passed to TeXShop and opens by
> Prerequisite: You need to have latexdiff installed.
> Note: I think the script is quite self-evident. You are welcome to
> modify according to your setup.
> property diffFile : "diff.tex"
> set theFile to (choose file with prompt "Select the source file:")
> set sourcePath to quoted form of POSIX path of theFile
> set newFile to (choose file with prompt "Select the modefied file:")
> set modefiedPath to get quoted form of POSIX path of newFile
> set theFolder to (choose folder with prompt "Where to save diff file?")
> set targetPath to POSIX path of theFolder
> do shell script "/usr/local/bin/latexdiff " & sourcePath & " " &
> modefiedPath & ">" & (quoted form of (targetPath & diffFile))
> set macPath to POSIX file (targetPath & diffFile)
> tell application "TeXShop"
> open macPath
> end try
> end tell
> On 9/11/05, Jung-Tsung Shen <jushen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hope this is not off topic too far.
> > I installed latexdiff the other day, and thought it's very useful. I
> > have been trying to "automate" the whole process using Automator + Run
> > Shell Script the whole weekend but in vain.
> > Here's what I did:
> > (1) "Ask for Finder Items". Allow Multiple Selection.
> > (2) "Get UNIX Paths of Files" (which I downloaded from the internet.
> > Already tested it. Worked as expected.)
> > (3) "Run Shell Script". Shell: /bin/csh ; Pass input as arguments.
> > path/myDiff
> > ----------------------
> > The little script myDiff looks like:
> > #! /bin/csh -f
> > latexdiff $1 $2 > tempPath/diff.tex
> > (4) Open Finder Item: diff.tex
> > =================================
> > Unfortunately, I kept getting empty file diff.tex.
> > The command
> > /bin/csh path/myDiff file1.tex file2.tex
> > worked as expected, though.
> > I actually know very little about all these stuff, was simply allured
> > by the name "Automator" and thought it's a simple task ....
> > I appreciate any help to make this work, and make my weekend not wasted. :-)
> > Sincerely,
> > JT
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