[OS X TeX] templates

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jul 31 01:42:43 CEST 2020

> On Jul 30, 2020, at 5:37 PM, Ettore Aldrovandi <ealdrov at math.fsu.edu> wrote:
>> On Jul 30, 2020, at 17:19, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>>> On Jul 30, 2020, at 4:06 PM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:
>>> OK, I’m trying to have my personal macros in ~Library/texmf/tex/latex/
>>> in two folders: MyMacros and MyOtherMacros (more often used and less used—the more often ones often need to be zipped to accompany manuscripts).
>>> I created aliases for both and put them where the originals used to be on Dropbox (so I don’t have to remember where they are if I want to add to them).
>>> Let’s see if that works.
>>> Zbigniew Nitecki
>> Howdy,
>> So, the question becomes: does DropBox understand aliases or even symbolic links?
> Not symlinks, but they wouldn’t be on Dropbox, if the actual files are kept there and symlinked to the Mac, which is what I think Zbigniew wants to do. So, if it is
> 	ln -s ~/Dropbox/Library/texmf/tex/latex   ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex
> this would work. Unless, of course, there are symlinks within the tree itself. In that case I don’t know. 
> —Ettore


That direction of linking should work since DropBox really doesn't know a anything about it.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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