[OS X TeX] foo.pdf is still in use

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Mon Mar 23 18:25:37 CET 2009

On Mar 23, 2009, at 06:38 , epicurus at forallx.net wrote:

> Hello,
> Ever since TeXShop 2.25 came out, the following has been bugging the  
> heck of of me.
> I make a pdf with TeXShop.  I close the pdf and all other TeXShop  
> windows, but do not quit the program.  I move the pdf to the trash.   
> I attempt to empty the trash.  I get a message from Finder that says  
> foo.pdf couldn't be deleted because it's still in use.  Even though  
> it's NOT still in use.
> If I quit TeXShop and try to empty trash, it succeeds.
> This did not happen in TS 2.21, but started with 2.25 and continues  
> in 2.26.
> Has anyone else seen this?  I'm running 10.5.6 on intel.

I just tried this on a fresh upgrade (2.25 -> 2.26) of TeXShop, and I  
don't see the problem.

I typeset a PDF, dragged it to the trash, and then emptied the trash.   
The PDF was removed without complaint.

I am likewise using 10.5.6 on Intel (Power Mac).


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