[OS X TeX] Error: I can't write on file '(name)'
Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 05:41:53 CET 2007
Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 21.03.2007 um 14:27 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>> How do I change the "writing permission for its directory"?
> For example by creating a new folder and copying all the old files
> from the old folder into the new folder. And by copying I Opt-
> dragging the files.
I tried everything that was suggested and I am still getting the same
message and this is an exact copy of a folder in whch every file works
fine on the desktop. I have a feeling that the permission thing is a red
Here is the message.
No file 049.aux
loading: : Context Support Macros / Miscellaneous (2004 10 26)
writing to ../ChapterEdit/049.aux
(openout_any = p)
!I can't write on file ../ChapterEdit/049.aux'.
\@include ..\immediate \openout\@partaux#1.aux
\immediate \write \@partauÂ…
Now I just noticed that Companion 2ed says:
On some TeX implementations (e.g. those on the TeXLive CD), the
error may be preceded by a line like the following
tex: Not writing to /texmf/tex/latex/base/latex.ltx (openout_any
These TeX installations are by default configured to be "paranoÃ¯d"
(hence "p" above) when writing to files. They allow you to write
only to files below the current directory and /not/ to any files
specified with an absolute path name or starting with a dot in their
name. To change that behaviour you have to modify the settings in
the file texmf.cnf
So, it looks to me like this is it but then I have no idea what
modification to do and how to do it and even where the file texmf.cnf
is. I can see a terminal experience looming ahead though. I am seriously
considering throwing the portable away. :'(
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