[OS X TeX] Emacs 22.92, %! and TeXShop

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at cox.net
Fri Jan 26 02:41:07 CET 2007


On Jan 25, 2007, at 8:34 PM, Stephen Moye wrote:

> I just started using emacs 22.92 -- I have been using emacs 22.50.  
> Unlike v22.50, when I open a TeXShop TeX file with emacs 22.92, it  
> is opened as a PostScript file. I imagined that it had something to  
> do with the first line of the file:
>
> 	%!TEX TS-program = latex
>
> Sure enough, I went digging using
>
> 	C-h v auto-mode-alist
>
> and found a line in files.el:
>
> 	("%![^V]" . ps-mode)
>
> in addition to what I expected:
>
> 	("\\.[tT]e[xX]\\'" . tex-mode)
>
> So emacs is looking inside the file to make a better guess about  
> what kind of file it is. I tried changing
>
> 	("%![^V]" . ps-mode)
>
> to
>
> 	("%![^VT]" . ps-mode)
>
> but that did not work.
>
> I really like emacs 22.nn, but this is a bit of a bother. Can I put  
> something in my .emacs file to counter this unwanted cleverness? I  
> know that I can put
>
> 	%-*-latex-*-
>
> as the first line of the file and both emacs and TeXShop will be  
> happy, but that seems an unnecessary complication.
>
> Any suggestions? Or, alternatively, where else should I more  
> appropriately post this query?
>
> Thank you for any insights.

Sorry, but I should have mentioned that I am using emacs under X11.



Stephen


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