[OS X TeX] unlocking a source file in TeXShop

Nitecki, Zbigniew H. Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu
Fri Feb 10 21:37:01 CET 2012

Curiouser and Curiouser:  the window which opens when I open the source file using sync (i.e., command-click text in the pdf) from within TeXShop is headed <filename>-Locked, and is blank.  I can't get info on it from within TeXShop.  When I click on "locked" I get a pulldown which invites me to unlock (which gets prevented, as described earlier) or to duplicate.  If I duplicate, I get a second window, called <filename>copy, which is also blank.  Can't get info on it, either.  But if I go to Finder and go to the source file
where it lives (on dropbox, which might be the problem), then I can get information, and I can open it as a window which contains text, and which I CAN unlock.

So what is going on here?  Looks to me like a sync problem or a TeXShop 3.06 glitch.

Ziggy Nitecki

Zbigniew Nitecki
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Tufts University
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On Feb 10, 2012, at 1:19 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:44 AM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. wrote:

According to the "New Features" item on the Texhsop/Lion web site, a file which has been locked can be unlocked by clicking on the word "locked" at the top of the file window.  But when I did this just now on a file, I got a box saying that this file cannot be unlocked, but I can duplicate it and edit that.  If I do so, will that automatically become a replacement for the old one?---this file is one of many in a book project, all relating to a different project root.  Or is there a way to unlock even when I get that error message?
I am running 3.06 on a new iMac.

Zbigniew Nitecki


Hmmm... I haven't gotten that when opening old files; have always seen the Unlock choice. I'd do a Get Info… on those files and see if you have them locked there and if the ownership and permissions are set correctly for those files.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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