[Mac OS X TeX] request: autorefresh

Philippe Lelédy phl at leledy.org
Mon Oct 8 21:33:37 CEST 2001

On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, V. Vatsal wrote:

> Philippe,
> Is this script available some place? I'd like to try it.
> <phl at leledy.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, 16 Sep 2001, Paulo Abreu wrote:
> >
> >> The feature I miss most while working with TeX under MacOSX is a ps/pdf
> >> previewer with autorefresh -- that is, with the feature to reload and
> >
> >> moves to the saved position. Is it possible to write a script that does
> >> this?
> >>
> >> Paulo
> >>
> >
> > I wrote a simple script, after reading xdvi sources: to have autorefresh
> > feature, scan every second the timestamp of the file, and if it has
> > changed, issue
> > open -a <app's name> <file-name>
> >
> > preview.app isn't clever enough for remenbering scale factor, but TeXShop
> > is.
> >

My own litlle script is no more necessary since I discovered, thanks to
this list, a perl script called "atchange" which do exactly who its name
means, trigger a command each time a file's time stamp is changed.


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