[OS X TeX] changing texlive distribution on a per file basis

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri May 14 00:31:24 CEST 2021

> On May 13, 2021, at 4:48 PM, Nestor Aguilera <nestoreaguilera at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some older files that need to be typeset with older distributions, and it is cumbersome to go back and forth changing it via the Tex Live Utility.
> Is there a way to typeset with a specific distribution (I understand that even pdflatex changes with the distributions), ideally using via a "magic" comment at the beginning of the file?
> Thanks,
> Nestor


Not directly. But it is possible to create shell scripts to do it easily and then simple AppleScript Macros that can be installed in TeXShop. I'm terrible at AppleScript so it might take a while. 

I wonder what packages you are using that need to be updated? Sounds like they were using internal commands in LaTeX that weren't really meant for external package use.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com

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