[OS X TeX] Update to 10.9.3 & Applescript TeXShop Macro

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri May 16 19:02:47 CEST 2014

On May 16, 2014, at 11:25 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> Howdy,
> I've used an Applescript Macro in TeXShop to remove auxiliary files for many years. I like it because it's easy to edit and adjust the list of extensions to remove. Unfortunately it is Applescript which, all too often, seems to change syntax. That usually only happens with major OS updates, e.g., OS X 10.8->10.9, but now I'm seeing a problem with my update from OS X 10.9.2->10.9.3. I get a spinning wheel when I execute it and occasionally an error about not finding .tex.
> I know we have some Applescript experts on the list and wonder if they could take a look at the macro and see if they can analyse and fix the problem.
> <DeleteAllAuxiliaryFiles.plist>
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


A few more details. With the Preview window active I occasionally get the message

TeXShop got an error: Can’t get alias (file ":.tex").

on execution of the macro. (The macro should work if any of the Source, Preview or Console window is active.) If I then switch to the Source window it works. I get the spinning beachball if the file is in a directory with quite a few other files and folders (~100); no beach ball and things go quickly in directories with low population.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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