[OS X TeX] latexmk + Dropbox (+ Mavericks)

Richard Talley rich.talley at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 21:17:10 CET 2013

Try this:

A shell script to programmatically "pause" and "un-pause" Dropbox on Mac OS


You could use AppleScript or Automator to launch this shell script.

It's unfortunate that Dropbox does not provide a CLI on OS X to
programmatically interact with it the way they do on Linux.

-- Rich

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>wrote:

> On Dec 20, 2013, at 12:47 PM, Louis Talman <talmanl at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If you don't want Dropbox to sync, just turn it off while you're working
> on something with TeX.  You can still work on the local copy.  When you're
> done, turn it back on.
> >
> Howdy,
> Is there a way to tell DropBox to suspend and later start up syncing via
> an AppleScript or some other scripting language. I don't see an AppleScript
> Dictionary for DropBox. It would be nice to automate this sort of thing in
> an adaptation of TeXShop's latexmk engines.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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