[OS X TeX] unrecognized option

Peter Pagin peter.pagin at philosophy.su.se
Sat Apr 25 17:22:14 CEST 2009

Hi George,
this happened to me as well. It comes from the engine preference  
setting for pdflatex in TeXShop. There should be a space between '-- 
shell-escape' and '--synctex=1'. Just put in a space and things are ok  
(as far as this problem goes).

I thought this setting came from TeXshop defaults but Herb Schulz  
convinced me that this wasn't the case. Now I am less sure again.


25 apr 2009 kl. 17.09 skrev George Gratzer:

> I use TeXShop "out of the box". In the Preferences I change a few  
> font sizes, but for sure I do not touch the Engine tab.
> When I typeset, I get the message:
> /usr/texbin/pdflatex: unrecognized option `--shell-escape--synctex=1'
> This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.1415926-1.40.9 (Web2C 7.5.7)
> What is this?
> GG
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