[OS X TeX] \jobname works in 2013 but not in 2020

John Collins jcc8 at psu.edu
Wed Sep 23 02:07:44 CEST 2020

Hi Alain,

Ross is surely correct about the root cause of the problem.

Is there any reason why the Text-contents shouldn't be a subdirectory of 
Text-controls instead of one directory higher?


On 9/22/20 7:28 PM, Ross Moore wrote:
> Now for the catch, which I think is what was biting you.
> Modern versions of TeX (or maybe it is TeXshop itself), do *not* let you 
> *write* files
> within directories that are *not* sub-folders of the current directory.
> Thus your  \include{../Text-contents/0}   will not work, as writing to 
>   ../Text-contents/0.aux   is disallowed.
> — unless you specifically call  pdflatex  with command-line switches that do 
> allow it.
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