[OS X TeX] Multiple synctex.gz files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jun 15 14:14:16 CEST 2013

On Jun 15, 2013, at 3:46 AM, R Martinez <rm.tech at mac.com> wrote:

> All,
> Here's a sample of what I've been calling "multiple synctex files."
> They are all for the same .tex document (titled "irrationalNumbers"), which is a relatively plain-vanilla beamer class document.
> In this example, the files listed below appear in the same folder along with all the aux files, the .tex file, and the output .pdf file.
> irrationalNumbers.synctex (from Rauls-macbook-pro - 3).gz
> irrationalNumbers.synctex (from Rauls-macbook-pro).gz
> irrationalNumbers.synctex.gz
> This example lists two extra synctex files each with the tag "(from Rauls-macbook-pro)"; the latter is the name of my MacBook Pro as you might guess. The files names are exactly as they appear on the list of aux files. [I mention this to avoid people thinking that I added the parenthetical identifier "(from ...)" for the purpose of this discussion.] Although I show only two "extra" files here, I've had as many as six. They appear to be inoffensive: deleting them has no effect on typesetting or editing with TS 3.18.
> I'm puzzled by the fact that these files appear at all because that had not been the case previously.
> Raul Martinez


Do all of these files appear at once? Have the files been copied from another location (I've seen an option to keep both files when I copy a file to a location where a file with that name already exists)?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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