[OS X TeX] "Clean up" macro

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Mon Aug 16 23:02:09 EDT 2004

Hi all

I've got a macro for you guys to test! If it's all good I'll add it to 
my others for download. Comments of any sort are welcome! (Note that an 
iTeXMac version is not planned immediately due to time constraints, but 
is not hard to adapt - any volunteers?)

Anyway, you can customise the extensions list at the top if you wish 
(I'm still accepting obscure extensions for the `final' version), and 
there's a boolean you can set called delete_files_only_with_same_name. 
Say you've got:
If you run the script with that flag as false (default), it will delete 
both .aux files. Otherwise, as true, it will delete only the one 
corresponding to the tex document you run the script on.

Hope it's useful!


property extensions_to_delete : {"aux", "bbl", "blg", "brf", "glo", 
"idx", "ilg", "ind", "loa", "lof", "log", "lot", "mtc", "mlf", "out", 
"pdfsync", "toc"}

property delete_files_only_with_same_name : false
-- If your file is document.tex, setting this true will delete only 
document.aux, document.log, etc., but NOT otherdoc.aux, otherdoc.log, 
-- Otherwise, ALL files with the extensions_to_delete will be deleted.

tell application "TeXShop"

	set texpath to alias posix file #TEXPATH# -- gives "/path/to/docu.tex"

	tell application "Finder"
		set texfolder to the container of (texpath as alias)
		if delete_files_only_with_same_name then
			set texname to the name of (texpath as alias)
			set texname to do shell script "echo " & the quoted form of texname 
& " | cut -f 1 -d '.'"
			set texfiles to every file in texfolder whose name contains (texname 
& ".")
			set texfiles to every file in texfolder
		end if
	end tell
	set files_to_delete to {}
	set filenames_to_delete to {}
	repeat with this_file in texfiles
		if (the name extension of this_file is in extensions_to_delete) then
			set the end of files_to_delete to (this_file)
			set the end of filenames_to_delete to "    " & (the name of 
this_file as string) & return
		end if
	end repeat
	display dialog "Are you sure you want to move the following files to 
the trash?" & return & filenames_to_delete as string buttons {"Keep", 
"Trash"} default button "Trash" with icon caution
	if the button returned of the result is "Trash" then
		tell application "Finder" to move every item of files_to_delete to 
the trash
	end if
end tell

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