[OS X TeX] Bibtex alias

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Mar 27 18:09:18 CET 2015

> On Mar 27, 2015, at 11:01 AM, Josep Maria Font <jmfont at ub.edu> wrote:
> On 27/03/2015, at 16.28, Martin Berggren <martin.berggren at cs.umu.se> wrote:
>>> On 27 Mar 2015, at 15:59 , Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>>> And if you are still worried about using ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib and ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst for your personal .bib and .bst files make a single symbolic link to them in those folders; they will still be found and you'll feel `safe'.
>> I do something similar. I keep my local texmf tree in a directory under my Dropbox folder (~/Dropbox/Latex/texmf). Then I make a symlink from my ~/Library/texmf
>> to ~/Dropbox/Latex/texmf). In this way, I am sure to keep my personal tree consistent on all my machines (an office iMac and a MacBook Air at home).
> I do exactly the same! And I do this also for the TeXShop folder (normally inside the same ~/Library): in this way I also keep my TeXShop installation/customization consistent across all my machines (three in my case).
> JMaF


Almost! You are missing the TeXShop preferences file.

By the way, you used to be able to simply move the preferences file, ~/Library/Preferences/TeXShop.plist, from one system and simply drop it onto another system (TeXShop NOT running of course) but that isn't quite true with more recent OS versions (Yosemite and, I believe, Mavericks at least) since the Preference files are cached in memory to speed up reads/writes. After replacing the TeXShop.plist file (of course with TeXShop NOT running) in ~/Library/Preferences you need to run

defaults read ~/Library/Preferences/TeXShop.plist

in Terminal before starting up TeXShop or your file will be overwritten by the cached version.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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