[OS X TeX] MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 174, Issue 4

Catherine Asaro asaro at pobox.com
Sun Apr 10 18:08:02 CEST 2022

I hope someone can help me with a possible TeX disaster. I have several decades worth of tex documents I've been developing for my students over the years, hundreds of problems set and so on. I started a new do today, and when I tried to typeset it using the LaTex button, I received a message that said it was restricted. Retrying it did no good. I kept receiving the following message:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.22 (TeX Live 2021) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
(./Problem Set for Kathryn -- Vietas and proof.tex/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex: getcwd: Operation not permitted

So I did the following:

1. Opened old files that have worked for decades and hit the latex message. That didn't work because the files appear to be empty. ALL OF THEM. POtentially decades worth of work appears to have disappeared, hundreds of documents. I'm praying this isn't the case, that for some reason I just can't access them. It told me the files was locked. I tried to unlock it and it said I didn't have permission. These are files that I've been using and develolping for many, many years. I didn't try to open many of them, for fear that the process of trying to open them might be destroying the information.

2. I tried to make a new file. When I hit the typeset button, I received the following message:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.22 (TeX Live 2021) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
(./Test.tex/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex: getcwd: Operation not permitted

3. I closed the file I was working on and tried to reopen it and retry typset. When I did that, I got a file with nothing in it but the following message:

Can someone help me?

This is the info it gives me for the version of TexShop that I use:

TeXShop Version 3.04 (3.04)
TeXShip is produced under the GPL public license. Coordination by

Rochard Koch

Code by [long list of coders]

Open Source Framewords and Classes

Cocoa classes from Paul Kim.
Copyright (c) 2008 Noodlesoft, LLC
All right reserved.

Warranty statement.

OgreKit, a Find Panel Framework, 
	supporting regular expressions. 
	The framework is by Isao Sonobe. 
	Released under the BSD license. 

Sparkle, a Software Update Framework 
	by Andy Matuschak. The framework is 
	Released under MIT/X/ Expat License. 

Localization by many people (it gives a list)

Contact Information:

	Richard Koch
        Mathematics Department	
        University of Oregon
        Eugene, Oregon 97403      
	koch at math.uoregon.edu

Copyright 2001-2011 Richard Koch http://www.texshop.org


Best regards,
Catherine Asaro

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