[OS X TeX] Some minor problems in TS

Warren Nagourney warren at phys.washington.edu
Fri Nov 21 21:30:29 CET 2008

First, thanks to all who wrote with helpful responses.

Actually, I did carefully read the documentation in the help files.  
My query was about *automatically* removing the .aux files after an  
error (without pushing the "Trash AUX Files" button). I didn't find  
an answer in the help - it was all about removing additional files  
when the button is pushed.

The root file problem I had was intermittent - even though I set the  
root file using the menu item, the behavior with some chapter files  
is correct and with others is not. Perhaps I should use the "%!TEX  
root = ../Main.tex" in all of the chapter files as mentioned in the  



On Nov 21, 2008, at 7:56 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> On Nov 21, 2008, at 10:13 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> 3. Is there any way to always automatically remove the .aux files
>> after an unsuccessful typeset?  I always get another error if I don't
>> remove them.
>> Under Trash AUX File in the TeXShop Help Panel:
>> ... Sometimes more extensive cleanup is needed. For example, if a  
>> book is controlled by main.tex, and chapters are in subfolders  
>> accessed with commands like \include{chapter1/chapter1}, then  
>> typesetting the book will create main.aux, main.pdfsync, and  
>> main.log in the main folder, and chapter1.aux in the chapter1 folder.
>> The required extensive cleanup can be done by holding down the  
>> option key while choosing "Trash AUX Files." In this case:
>> 	• "%!TEX root" and Root File information will be used to find the  
>> root document and its folder
>> 	•  All files with appropriate extensions in this folder or any  
>> subfolder will be moved to the trash, regardless of the name of  
>> the file
>> There is a way to make this behavior the default behavior for  
>> "Trash AUX Files" even if the option key is not down:
>> defaults write TeXShop AggressiveTrashAUX YES
> That is indeed the problem with the Mac: it taught us never to read  
> the documentation.
> Grateful regards,
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