[OS X TeX] Disaster

George Gratzer gratzer at me.com
Sat Aug 22 18:23:02 CEST 2015


This was traumatic, but problems solved.

On the MacBook Air, somehow it did not read in the definition of \MathOrText,
causing hundreds of mistakes. I eliminated all, this problem is fixed.

Independently, the source file was corrupted, a big chunk replicated itself.
I have never seen anything like this before.

Coincidence, but who believes in coincidences? Two computers, same time.

> Do you use automatic saving?

I do not know. Is this something I set?

I have used Dropbox for many years, have never had problems before. 
It’s great for safety and for synchronizing work on more than one computer.

Dropbox also takes care of my photos, 237 GB-s!

Thanks for all the help offered.


> On Aug 22, 2015, at 11:33 AM, Richard Koch <koch at uoregon.edu> wrote:
> George,
> Do you use automatic saving?
> Try retreating to a previous version of your source. I’d be tempted to
> put that previous version in a blank folder, so aux and other temporary files have
> to be recreated.
> I don’t have direct knowledge of Dropbox-TeX interaction, but using two pieces
> of third party software, each of which can save at any moment behind your back,
> feels sort of scary.
> Dick Koch
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