[OS X TeX] Error: I can't write on file '(name)'
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 01:05:24 CET 2012
On Mar 9, 2012, at 5:39 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> I've always been amazed that the
> %!TEX root = ../Text-controls/\jobname.tex
> actually works. I wouldn't expect TeXShop (which interprets that
> line BEFORE (pdf)latex ever grabs it) would ever know what \jobname
> even means.
John Nairn is the culprit: "Added code to implement %SourceFile
activation of the root file, and thus defined the current TeXShop root
file behavior. Added code to save open \input files when
typesetting." (TeXShop contributors)
> Is TeXshop attempting to open the correct 2.pdf file?
> As far as I can see, it does without failing,
> What is the path to the file it opens? (You can see that path by Cmd-
> Clicking the Window Title for that pdf.)
MagnumOpus2FMTo > RDAv3-0 > Texts-contents > 2.tex
In fact, if you want to experience it, you can download the whole
thing (empty) from
However, as I said in the note,
> While it should work both under Mac OS X and MS Windows, there is
> almost certainly one difference: Under Mac OS X, with TeXShop as
> front end editor, any document you want to typeset you can typeset
> from either the contents file or from the controls file. Other than
> in that particular case, it is probable that you can only typeset
> from the controls file. Hopefully, though, the next version of
> TeXWorks might work like TeXShop in that respect and in that case
> the system ought to work exactly the same way under both Mac OS X
> and MS Windows.
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