[OS X TeX] Per-folder project root

Chris Goedde cgg.lists at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 21:28:13 CEST 2009

On Oct 12, 2009, at 2:11 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> Howdy,
> The TeXShop model of a project is that there is a single file (e.g.,  
> a book) that \include's (or \input's) other files (e.g., chapters).  
> Each of the ``chapters'' then has a line
> % !TEX root = path/to/root.tex
> where the `path/to/root.tex' is either an absolute or relative path  
> (e.g., ../root.tex if it's one directory up from the chapter file).  
> That way you can edit one of the chapters and the when you Typeset  
> TeXShop will compile the root file.

Yes, I understand all that. The problem with that model is (a) you  
have to set it in every file, and (b) if you change the name of the  
root file then you have to change it in every file. What I'm saying is  
that it would be nice if you could set this once for every file in a  
given folder.


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