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

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Fri Mar 23 02:22:19 CET 2007

Why don't you try emacs as the editor? Just consider the fact that
emacs is *the most advanced on Earth*.

You already have a default emacs with your OSX:

sudo emacs /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf Ret

And if you want easy, really easy Emacs with GUI, there is an one-click 
instillation of a very good Emacs editor:

Then, after you have downloaded Carbon Emacs, you can start it just by 
clicking on its icon. But, as Peter Dyballa's noted, you can start it from 
a Terminal window, for accessing and editing root files:

sudo /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs

Then you can use Emacs' pull-down menu to open the above file, modify 
it, save it, etc.

(I haven't really modified any files in the root directories in 
this way because I do not have what to modify right now, but it seems 
working: I opened the above file, and emacs doesn't issue warnings for 
write protection.)

>> Actually it's rather me who's at sea: I just purchased the DVDs of  season 
>> 2 of The Outer Limits last weekend, and watched this episode  in which 
>> of astronauts foolish enough to wander on this  sand. Watching this was 
>> like a trip to childhood (when I first saw  this episode), almost bringing 
>> tears to my eyes...

It seems I missed somehow these. May be they were not on out TV. But as 
they say, it's never too late.


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