[OS X TeX] Troubles compiling in Terminal

Jesper Duemose Nielsen jesperduemose at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 16:48:15 CET 2010

Hi Herbert,
got it working. Thank you!
On 09/12/2010, at 14.23, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Dec 9, 2010, at 1:36 AM, Jesper Duemose Nielsen wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> I am having troubles compiling my .tex files using Terminal and the  
>> command "pdflatex". It works all fine when compiling with texshop,  
>> but when I try to do it manually I get the following message:
>> Last login: Thu Dec  9 08:24:14 on ttys000
>> ip-23-119:~ Jesper$ pdflatex sppensumoversigt.tex
>> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.11 (TeX Live 2010)
>> restricted \write18 enabled.
>> entering extended mode
>> ! I can't find file `sppensumoversigt.tex'.
>> <*> sppensumoversigt.tex
>> (Press Enter to retry, or Control-D to exit)
>> Please type another input file name:
>> I tried typing the entire path as well (users/Jesper/Desktop/ 
>> sppensumoversigt/sppensumoversigt.tex), but the same error occurs.  
>> I don't if I am typing the file/path name incorrectly or what could  
>> cause the problem?
>> Regards,
>> Jesper
> Howdy,
> First, since the Desktop is where your file resides why don't you  
> simply change directory (cd) to it,
> cd ~/Desktop
> before running anything else. That way it becomes you working  
> directory and the files will be written to that directory. Also, if  
> a file is visible on your Desktop or a window on your Desktop you  
> can get the correct full path to that file in Terminal by simply  
> dragging the icon of that file onto the Terminal window.
> Second, are you spelling the file name correctly? I seem to see the  
> word `oversigt' embedded in the file name, is that really  
> `oversight', with an `h'?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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