[OS X TeX] Error: I can't write on file '(name)'

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Mar 22 16:13:52 CET 2007

Am 22.03.2007 um 15:52 schrieb Franck Pastor:

> Le 22-mars-07 à 15:36, Alain Schremmer a écrit :
>> Peter Dyballa wrote:
>>> Am 22.03.2007 um 15:05 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>>>> Would that do for an editor?
>>> Yes, it would.
>> But then how do you "invoke" SubEthaEdit" in the terminal?

You don't need to! You could click through the file system to the  
texmf.cnf file, starting with (Disk:)Library, where you'll find a  
symbolic link to your TeX installation. A problem could arise when  
you'll try to save the changed file: I have no idea whether  
SubEthaEdit is clever enough or capable to use the Apple framework  
for elevated privileges, i.e. whether it would ask for your password  
and then could save a file that belongs to root into a directory that  
belongs to root and you mortal user have no other access than reading  
and searching.

> With the command "see" :
> see filename.extension

I think this is an extra step when installing SubEthaEdit (or a  
Preferences issue?), that would put a copy of see from inside the  
application's bundle to /usr/local/bin or such ... and which might  
allow SubEthaEdit to work with "elevated privileges" ...



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