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

Anthony Morton amorton at fastmail.fm
Thu Mar 22 22:59:08 CET 2007

> The name `dot´ files stands for files which do not have a proper name, 
> only an extension, like: .emacs, .cshrc, .profile ...

No, 'emacs' and 'profile' really are the proper names of the files.  
The dot just signifies that cataloguing tools should treat these files 
as invisible unless the user indicates otherwise, chiefly to avoid 
visual clutter.

Dots don't always signify filename extensions: even in Windows now you 
can give a file a name with multiple dots, like 'My.Report.txt'.

Tony M.

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