# [texhax] using /include

Wayne Richter richter at math.umn.edu
Sun Jul 15 20:05:15 CEST 2007

```Thanks greatly.
Using symbolic links works perfectly for me (using linux), whereas putting
in the file pathname does not.
I am surprised that none of the primary books (by Lamport, Gratzer, or
The Latex Companion) mentions this problem (or its solution), as far I can
tell.

Now I will see if this also works with TeX-Live on the Mac :-)
Thanks again,

Wayne

On Sat, 14 Jul 2007,
Senthil Kumar M wrote:

> On 7/14/07, richter at math.umn.edu <richter at math.umn.edu> wrote:
>> need help with /include.
>> I can get  /include{<file>} to work provided that <file> is in the same
>> directory as the source. However, if <file> is in a different directory,
>> I get an error message
>> saying it can't write to the .aux file.
>
> <Snipped>
>
> Hi,
>
> Please have a look at TeXFAQ to see what \include command does:
>
> http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=include
>
> Also, as suggested by a poster in the following forum, if you are
> using Linux/Unix systems, you can use symbolic links . But another
> poster had mentioned that he/she does not have any problems \including
> files from different directories:
>