[OS X TeX] unlocking a source file in TeXShop

Charlie Ros5e ros5e at odorf.us
Mon Feb 13 16:44:26 CET 2012

On 2012 Feb 13, at 12:18 PM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> On Feb 10, 2012, at 3:37 PM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. wrote:
>> 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.
> If you are getting a blank file upon syncing, try typesetting and then sync again. My experience is that TS some time loses the connection between source and output but regains it after typesetting. 
> Personally I find the file locking feature insane and I have turned it off. You can do that from the Time Machine Options (in system preferences).

I don't find anything about 'file locking' in the Time Machine Options. Is this because I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.8, and not Lion?

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