[OS X TeX] forward and reserve search with ec-emacs and xdvi from the i_Installer
Peter.Cholak.1 at nd.edu
Sat May 22 19:33:35 EDT 2004
The following are instructions on how to get forward and reverse
seacrhing to work with carbon enhanced emacs (v. 21.3.50.03.11.14.CVS)
and the xdvi from tetex installed via the i-Installer. However things
are not perfect; please see 7 and 8. I was hoping that someone who
knows more about emacs and OS X can help me out.
2. replace your .emacs file with
(For comments on other things that I have changed please read this
3. add the following line to your .Xdefaults file.
4. add the following lines to your .cshrc
setenv TEXBIB ".:/Users/cholak/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib//"
setenv DISPLAY "localhost:0.0"
alias ec-emacs /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs
5. Now to edit foo.tex.
a. start X11
b. in xterm or a terminal window run "xdvi foo.dvi &"
c. in an xterm or terminal window run "ec-emacs foo.tex &"
(The order in which 5b or 5c are done does not matter.)
6. Use C-C C-x to forward search and C-click to research search. If
you kill xdvi restart as in 5b.
7. It would be nice to be able to use C-c C-c to start xdvi from
emacs. But there is something wrong with this. Somehow ec-emacs
thinks these is a process running and wants to kill it before
doing anything, like LaTeX again, to the file.
I think it is in way ec-emacs starts xdvi. I might be wrong about
this but I far as I can see there is no different to OS X how xdvi
was launched. So I think the function TeX-run-view-command is not
perfect. Using TeX-run-command in the above function is not
correct. But Tex-run-silent or TeX-run-background do not work
either (they do launch xdvi).
It was suggested else to change how latex is called but this
does not work. (Change TeX-run-LaTeX to TeX-run-silent but this
does not let you know if there are latex errors.)
This suggestion was at
This seems to be for a older version of ec-emacs but it more or less
8. One can forgo 5c and start emacs from the finder at the price that
bib-cite will not work properly. Bib-cite needs some env variable
like TEXBIB to point to the /bib files. It is on the wish list to
add kpsepath functional to bib-cite. How one does pass variables
via the finder?
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