[Mac OS X TeX] TexShop, vi issues

Jerome Laurens Jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Fri Sep 21 14:58:39 CEST 2001

> >Suite au message de (you have written) Albert Willis (awillis at MIT.EDU):
> >
> >> Hi. I'm working with a user who is an expert vi user. It's the only
> >> editor that she uses on Mac OS X. She uses TexShop to preview Tex
> >> documents. The problem is that when she makes changes in vi, TexShop
> >> doesn't recognize the change, unless she closes the document and
> >> re-opens it.
> >>
> >> Obviously, if you are in the process of creating a document, you
> >> don't want to have to open it 30 times. It would be nice if TexShop
> >> checked if the file's been modified since it was last typeset and got
> >> the latest version of the file if it's been modified when you ask it
> >> to typeset.
> >>
> >> Is there a way to have TexShop notice when the file's been updated in
> >> vi, so the user doesn't have to keep re-opening it?
> >>
> >
> I am afraid I do not understand well. TeXShop delegates the typesetting
> procedure to the "tex" command line,
>    it seems to me that it is always the last saved version which is
> processed. There might be a problem if vi uses
> a temp policy to save files and if the cache is cleaned late, when
> closing the doc. In that case, you may have some
> option in vi to force synchronization between temp file and actual file.
> If not, drop down vi :)
> >
> >HTH

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