[OS X TeX] TeXShop 3.10
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun May 27 20:31:40 CEST 2012
On May 27, 2012, at 1:09 PM, Michael Welsh wrote:
> On 28/05/2012, at 4:54 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> $TSUserCompileOptions = '--shell-escape';
>> to have an empty string, i.e.,
>> $TSUserCompileOptions = '';
>> and all the latexmk engines will lose the --shell-escape flag.
> Does this have any tangible benefit (i.e, increase compilation speed), or is it just the proper way to do things?
It is the right way to do things! It eliminates the (small) possibility of having a nastily composed latex file from running arbitrary code on your system; e.g., deleting all the files in your HOME folder. I don't think you'll notice any change in typeset speed. However you'll have to include tiff files by manually converting them to png (TeXShop 3.10 has a built-in converter) to include them in a document typeset by pdf(la)tex.
(actually there will be a way to completely automate the conversion again but you'll have to wait for MacTeX-2012 [i.e., TeX Live 2012] to set this up. More to come…
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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