[OS X TeX] using other extensions in TeXShop

Doaitse Swierstra doaitse at cs.uu.nl
Tue May 11 11:49:14 EDT 2004

This raises I question I have posed to the author a while ago.

I am using a personal script to preprocess a file which (for various 
other reasons) is supposed to have the  extension .lhs . Unfortunately 
if I open a file with this extension in TeXShop the coloring is not 
there, and the buttons do not work. How can I convince TeXShop that the 
contents of this file can be prefectly processed by my script?

Of course I could do something like ($1 is something like 

cp $1 dummy.lhs
lhs2tex --poly dummy.lhs > dummy.tex
pdflatex dummy.tex
mv dummy.pdf ${1/tex/pdf/}

Unfortunately now all my "intermediate files" are called 
dummy.<something>, and I think it is very clumsy to always have to 
rename such files back and forth.

Any suggestions. My suggestion would be to equip TeXShop with helper 
scripts, i.e. a table which indicates, based on the file name 
extension, what script to run:

lhs        scriptforlhs
tex        pdflatex


  Doaitse Swierstra

On 2004 mei 11, at 16:36, Julien Salort wrote:

> Maarten Sneep <maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> Yes, RT fabulous M -- eh, online help in TeXShop: Look for "Alternate
>> Typesetting Modes", last paragraph in that help section.
> Thanks for your quick answer.
> %&personallatex works indeed.
> -- 
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