[OS X TeX] emacs and Applescript

Justin Walker justin at mac.com
Sat Dec 18 20:11:49 EST 2004

On Dec 18, 2004, at 16:52, Joseph C. Slater wrote:

> On Dec 18, 2004, at 5:09 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>> Maybe I should rephrase my questions. Some people asked me, if 
>> Flashmode would also work with emacs/TeXniscope. When I started 
>> looking into the problem these hurdles emerged: getting
>> - the path of the open file and
> Could this be gotten instead from TeXniscope?
>> - the information, if the file contains unsaved modifications.
> I hope folks from the mac-emacs list are reading this. I've done some 
> digging and come up almost empty. I did get this. Emacs occasionally  
> (every few minutes or so) saves the current buffer in #filename# 
> (adding # on each end of the filename). That file could be compiled 
> based on modification date changing.

This may be obvious to those working on this, but: the *Buffer List* 
buffer that is kept by emacs has, for each buffer, the full path name 
for the associated file (if any), and an indicator of its state (dirty, 
current, read-only).  See 'info emacs' and search for "buffer list".

Unfortunately, I don't know the mechanisms, or how to directly access 
the information there.



Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large  *
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