[OS X TeX] RAM Disk, Flashmode+RamDiskBackup

Claus Gerhardt claus.gerhardt at uni-heidelberg.de
Sat Mar 19 16:55:59 CET 2011

The functionality of RamDiskBackup has been incorporated into Flashmode, i.e., if the tex file that is controlled by Flashmode resides on a RAM disk named "Ramdisk", then Flashmode will check each minute if has been modified in which case a backup will be copied to


On Mar 18, 2011, at 21:57, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> When running Flashmode, the noise created by my hard drive is quite annoying and today was the day when enough is enough. I created a 500MB RAM disk, saved my tex file to it and run Flashmode. 
> I highly recommend this working practice, since F. also runs a bit faster. 
> I also wrote a small application, RamDisBackup, which will backup the corresponding tex file on the RAM disk to
> ~/Documents
> when it has been modified (checked every minute).
> A detailed instruction how to create a RAM Disk, running RamDiskBackup and the application itself are part of the Flashmode.dmg
> You need OS 10.6, though the shell command to create a RAM disk should also work on 10.5 (untested, but quoted from instructions available on the internet).
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