[OS X TeX] unlocking a source file in TeXShop

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Mon Feb 13 17:02:50 CET 2012

On 13-02-2012, at 16:44, Charlie Ros5e wrote:

> 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?

Autosave, Versions and file locking only available on Mac OS X lion.


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