[OS X TeX] BibDesk + CVS Checkout?

mark oilcan markoilcan at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 15 20:40:10 CEST 2005

--- Adam Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com> wrote:

> On Thursday, September 15, 2005, at 08:18AM, Jung-Tsung Shen
> <jushen at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Assume I have set up everything in BibDesk, including the autofile
> >which links the citations to the actual papers.
> >
> >But sometimes for some reasons, I have to work on Windows and need
> to
> >add citations from equivalent program on Windows (BibTexMng,
> >specifically). To help the synchronization easier, I set up a CVS
> >server.
> >
> >Now the question:
> >
> >If I check in the .bib file that contains hundred of citation
> records
> >and was edited on Windows from Windows platform, and check out this
> >.bib file on Mac, *and replace the old local version", will
> everything
> >(autofile ... etc) keeps intact?
> BibDesk won't autofile pre-existing papers unless you tell it to, so
> there should be no change to your existing file.  AutoFile only files
> new PDFs (or whatever) you add, unless you manually tell BibDesk to
> re-arrange your papers folder.  Just save it with BibDesk under a new
> filename and use `opendiff file1.bib file2.bib` in Terminal to check
> for diffs with FileMerge.
> This is a good question for the BibDesk-users mailing list, too.
> hth,
> Adam

Will BibDesk 2.0 break this sort of functionality? I hope not in that I
have a similar set-up where my .bib file might be modified by means
other than BibDesk. It seems like having to reimport and export each
time I use BibDesk will be a bit of a pain compared to the way it works
now. (I understand that the trade off is added functionality in other
areas, but it just turns out that I don't see myself using those. I
don't doubt that I'm in the minority, though).

Mark A

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