[XeTeX] Alternative location for output PDF files (and, ideally, all non-source files)

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 11:30:15 CEST 2014

2014-10-24 11:22 GMT+02:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> To ensure that I can continue to work on an important project in the event
> of computer failure, I have the source directory for this projected rooted
> in my Dropbox directory.  Whilst this works well in both backing up the
> sources to the cloud and (in the background) downloading them to another
> computer, a great deal of resources are wasted up backing up the resultant
> PDF file (50Mb) and a large number (almost 250) of small adjunct files
> (.aux, .idx, .ind, .toc, .log, .etc) at very frequent intervals (every time
> I re-compile the sources, which is typically every few minutes).  Is there
> some way of instructing TeXworks and/or XeTeX (whence copies to two lists)
> to keep all of these files in an alternative directory that is not itself
> rooted in the master source directory ?
XeTeX has an -output-directory=DIR command line option. I hope all
output will go there.

> Philip Taylor
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Zdeněk Wagner

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