[OS X TeX] invisible filename.synctex.gz

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 21:03:29 CEST 2013

On Jun 11, 2013, at 12:48 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jun 11, 2013, at 11:19 AM, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com 
> > wrote:
>> On Jun 11, 2013, at 7:29 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>> I tend to remove all the files
>> By hand or do you have a way to do that in bulk? (I got lots and  
>> lots of them.)
>> Interested regards
>> --schremmer
> Howdy,
> TeXShop has File->Trash Aux Files which will do most of them  
> (hopefully .synctex.gz is among them). It is also possible to add  
> more extensions to the list with a hidden preference: TeXShop's Help  
> Panel under ``hidden preference items'' gives:
> ``Occasionally during typesetting, the .aux files, .log files, and  
> other files created automatically by TeX become corrupted and must  
> be removed. TeXShop has a "Trash AUX Files" menu item and associated  
> button in the console window. When either item is selected, TeXShop  
> moves to the trash all files in the folder containing the source  
> file with the same name as the source name, and  
> extensions 
>  .aux 
> , .bbl 
> , .blg 
> , .brf 
> , .glo 
> , .idx 
> , .ilg, .ind, .ioa, .log, .log, .lot, .mtc, .mlf, .out, .pdfsync,  
> and .toc. Other extensions can be added to this list, one by one.  
> For instance, to add .dvi files to this list:
> defaults write TeXShop OtherTrashExtensions -array-add "dvi"
> To remove all added extensions and return to the original list:
> defaults write TeXShop OtherTrashExtensions -array
> Sometimes a more extensive cleanup is desirable. If the option key  
> is held down while choosing "Trash AUX Files," TeXShop uses the "% ! 
> TEX root = ..." and "Set Project Root" mechanisms to find the root  
> file. It then moves all files in the folder of this file and any  
> subfolders of this folder to the trash if they have appropriate  
> extensions, regardless of the names of the files. This behavior can  
> be made the default behavior for "Trash AUX Files" without using the  
> option key; issue the command
> defaults write TeXShop AggressiveTrashAUX YES''
> With the last part not directly relevant but may be of interest to  
> some folks. If .synctex.gz is not among the ones that are removed by  
> default you can add .gz to the list as above.
> PS: I've added several additional extensions such as .fls, which is  
> used by latexmk to trace file changes (uses the recorder option of  
> (pdf/xe)latex).

I had assumed that the aux in trash aux was just that: aux and nothing  
else so had written it off and never gave it a second thought.

Embarrassed regards

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