[OS X TeX] Disaster

Ettore Aldrovandi ealdrov at math.fsu.edu
Wed Aug 26 17:16:38 CEST 2015

> On Aug 26, 2015, at 10:43, Martin Wilhelm Leidig <listwatch at moss.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> Am 2015-08-25 um 00:14 schrieb Markus Klyver:
>> However, that requires you to pause ans unpause the sync for every re-compilation you make, and believe me: a thesis require many such changes.
> Why so complicated?  Just put your working directory (where all those secondary files are being fuddled around) off Dropbox, create a softlink (_no_ MacOS alias) pointing to your PDF and put just that link into your Dropbox folder.  Thus, DB doesn’t even get a glimpse of *.aux etc.

Dropbox doesn’t really understand links. On other machines  that sync with your DB folder you get an actual PDF file. Now, if you edit THAT synced copy, your original link gets replaced by an actual copy of the file.


Ettore Aldrovandi
Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
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Tallahassee, FL 32306-4510, USA * * aldrovandi at math dot fsu dot edu

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