[OS X TeX] Bibtex alias

Josep Maria Font jmfont at ub.edu
Fri Mar 27 21:40:33 CET 2015

On 27/03/2015, at 18.09, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> On Mar 27, 2015, at 11:01 AM, Josep Maria Font <jmfont at ub.edu> wrote:
>> 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
> Howdy,
> 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.

Very interesting, thank you very much!

I was aware I was missing the preferences stuff: having the same macros, templates, etc. seemed reasonable enough for me. This information about cloning the preferences file is much appreciated !



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