[OS X TeX] Bug in TeXShop 1.34?
bkerstetter at mac.com
Fri Mar 26 17:04:53 EST 2004
On Mar 26, 2004, at 12:13 PM, Aditya Dushyant Trivedi wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
>>> I have set the file using the %SourceDoc macro at the first line of
>>> each chapter file. It works as expected. however, if I open two
> .> chapters, TeXShop will open another copy of the root file
>>> and the output file book1.pdf. It happens for all the chapter files I
>> It does not happen to me.
> Seeing other ppl could not reproduce what I claimed, I checked again.
> I could not reproduce the bug if I created new files. It however
> persisted in my current files.
> Those files have moved from Mac -> PC -> Mac. After playing around for
> a while I figured why it happens. Resource forks!!
Install this contextual menu plugin and you can easily remove resource
It has an interesting icon -- the beheading of a resource fork. =:o
> When you copy mac files say book1.tex ona FAT32 file system, it
> creates a file called ._book1.tex. While on a PC, I had deleted those
> files. However, getting those files on a Mac again and using TeXShop,
> the unpleasant behavior starts.
If you are using the PC to store files you are working on, you don't
need to delete the ._ files.
But sometimes these hidden files show up even when you don't have a
resource fork when copying files to a PC. Anyone know why?
I don't believe TeXShop creates a resource fork? Does it, Dick, if you
> So, my advice to anyone who is cross platforming, when on windows, do
> not delete files starting with ._ . Otherwise you start believing that
> TeXShop has a bug. All you have is a corrupted file.
> Sorry about that. My apologies to Richard Koch.
A good man.
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