[OS X TeX] Re: Aux files

Joachim Kock jkock at start.no
Wed Nov 7 08:34:44 CET 2007

On 02.11.2007 at 10:02 and at 10:19 Andre Bellaiche wrote:

> 1. When TeXShop gets into an error, because of a undefined macro,
> e.g., most of the time, after correcting the error, I have to Abort
> and Trash Aux Files before typesetting again. If I don't do it, I get
> into an immediate error.

Let me take this opportunity to mention two aux file management
features found in Alpha's tex interface:
1) before each tex run, it caches the old aux file, and if tex is 
interrupted, the old aux file is restored (since a one-version-old
aux file is usually much better than an incomplete one).  This also
happens if you start a new tex run without ever having aborted the
previous one, like if at an error prompt for some reason you go 
back to the document and say Typeset again, without properly
killing tex.  In this case the Typeset command detects that the
previous tex run was not properly abandoned and uses instead the
cached aux file.

2) if an error ever occurs while tex is reading the aux file, 
the user is prompted with an alertnote about this fact and
suggestion to delete the aux file, (by clicking OK).


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