[OS X TeX] TeXShop "holding" files
gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sat Jun 11 13:10:33 CEST 2005
There is an easy solution for this problem by always saving an
external file to an internal hard drive before editing it. This
procedure also has other advantages like speed ...
On Jun 11, 2005, at 3:11, Ronald Bruck wrote:
> One of the main complaints of users of Mac OS is the tendency of
> programs to "hold" files open, even after their window has been
> closed and the file has (presumably) been written to disk. (Yet,
> the file isn't locked; other programs can open it.) Unfortunately,
> TeXShop shares this behavior.
> Can someone elucidate the technical reasons for this? Clearly the
> file has been locked, but not completely; HOW?, and WHY? It's
> extremely annoying, after editing a file on a removable disk, to
> have to QUIT TeXShop before ejecting the drive.
> And when you have a dozen applications open, it isn't always the
> obvious one which has the hold in place. On occasion I have had to
> go through the applications one-by-one and quit them all.
> Sometimes even THAT doesn't release the file, and I have to
> reboot. (Logging out and back in doesn't work.)
> Surely Richard Koch can be persuaded to modify TeXShop not to do this.
> This is one of (Apple employee #66) Bruce Tognazinni's infamous
> bugs that he lists on his web page,
> (They're all interesting, and all are right on. Example: you're
> typing away in TeXShop, and Microsoft Word [name almost any other
> app] FINALLY comes up, and seizes focus: suddenly you're typing in
> Word's dialogue box.)
> --Ron Bruck
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