[OS X TeX] Disaster
jrminter at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 17:07:57 CEST 2015
George, IMHO Dropbox is the wrong tool for the job.
Since you are using text files, version control with git would be a big
help. You could get an inexpensive github account that gives you private
repositories. The .gitignore file lets you not track specified files (i.e.
those generated by TeX.) This also gives you disaster control, because you
can revert to a previous working version if needed.
I do a lot of LaTeX processing, now using knitr as a Sweave replacement and
build most everything with make files. This workflow works well for me on
both my home mac and my work PC and unix boxes.
I have to give a big shout-out to Karl Broman's tutorials and the Software
Carpentry tutorials that are available on the web.
On Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 10:50 AM, George Gratzer <gratzer at me.com> wrote:
> > On Aug 22, 2015, at 10:34 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
> >> On Aug 22, 2015, at 9:23 AM, Gary L. Gray <euler at psu.edu> wrote:
> >>> On Aug 22, 2015, at 10:11 AM, George Gratzer <gratzer at me.com> wrote:
> >>> I work on two computers, an iMac with El Capitan and a MacBook Air
> with Yosemite. Both have TeXShop 3.52.
> >>> I’m working on the second edition of my congruence book (which lives
> in Dropbox) and all of a sudden
> >>> neither machine can typeset it properly.
> >>> On my iMac, the TOC is completely wrong, see attachment. Part II is
> repeated as part of Part I.
> >> Editing and typesetting files causes them to change frequently. I
> discovered last year that it is a big mistake to put files like that in
> Dropbox. I had a large number of figures for exams I was making (created in
> .tex) that got corrupted or disappeared altogether. I have since taken
> anything like that out of Dropbox and ended my 1TB account and went back to
> a free account.
> >> I am not saying that happened to you, but you should check and see if
> one or more of our files is mucked up.
> >> Gary
> > Howdy,
> > You may be able to get away with it by turning syncing off during the
> time you work on the file(s). Click on the DB icon in the Menu Bar and
> hover over `up to date' in the lower left corner; it will change into a
> `pause syncing' which you can click.
> What is the DB icon in the Menu Bar?
> > In general I keep copies of the files on my HD, work on them there and
> then move final changes to DropBox.
> > Finally? Is George trying to compile on both systems at once? That is
> sure to get messed up as DropBox tries to sync both at once.
> > Good Luck,
> > Herb Schulz
> > (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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