[OS X TeX] Keeping TeX installations synchronized between machines

"M. Tamer Özsu" tozsu at sympatico.ca
Tue Jan 5 12:09:14 CET 2010

One final word on this -- you should note that sync'ing goes through Dropbox servers. So, a copy of your files that you are syncing reside in the cloud on someone else's servers. In the case of the texmf and TeXShop folders, this is not a problem, but some may be hesitant to have personal files reside in the cloud.


On Tue 5-Jan-10, at 1:33 AM, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> On 05.01.2010, at 03:39, M. Tamer Özsu wrote:
>> You install Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) on all the computers that you wish to sync. Then you can put symbolic links in the dropbox folder to the texmf and TeXShop folders. Anytime something changes in one of these places, dropbox will sync the other machines that you have registered and that are connected. Disconnected ones will sync when they get connected.
> That's the method I use and I can highly recommend it. Dropbox in combination with sym links is an excellent tool for this.
> Simon
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