[texworks] Cached version of .sty being used?

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 14:27:59 CEST 2010

On 29 June 2010 06:42, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 28 Jun 2010, at 10:28, Stefan Löffler wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Am 2010-06-28 03:37, schrieb Paul A Norman:
>>> Yesterday I made repeated changes to an .sty and they were never
>>> reflected in the output .pdf, either poplar or acrobat reader.
>>> I checeked the date stamp on the .sty and it was updating with ewach
>>> save, I even monitored it from another editor, and the changes were in
>>> the saved version.
>> This is strange indeed. I never noticed it, and couldn't reproduce now
>> either.
>> * Can you reproduce it?
>> * If so, does the problem persist when you run pdflatex from the
>> command line (without closing Tw, though)?
>> * Where was the .sty file located? (custom file in the same directory
>> as the .tex, custom file in a local texmf tree, official file in the/a
>> system-wide texmf tree, ...)
> I don't see how this could happen in quite the way described. My guess is that you may have two copies of the .sty file in different places, and were editing one, but the latex run was using a different one.

I opened the .sty in another editor from time to time to check it was
changing, form the folder that MiKTeX looks for it in.

There is no other copy on the same machine, it is backed up to another
machine that MikTeX is not made aware of.

> (Did you also check that the pdf was in fact being recreated? If the run was failing in some way, then it wouldn't change.)

A number of times I deleted all auxilary files, deleted the generated
.pdf to force
visible regenreation, all to no effect.

I kept thinking that a cached copy was being used. but cached by what
and where I do not know.


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