[OS X TeX] TexShop engines make me crazy

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Sun Aug 6 18:04:17 EDT 2006

Hi Jon,

On 07/08/2006, at 7:33 AM, Jon Breitenbucher wrote:

> Here is what mine looks like and I note it is much different but it  
> works.
> #!/bin/sh
> location=$(dirname "$1")
> basefname=$(basename "$1" .tex)
> pdflatex -interaction=batchmode "${basefname}"
> if [ -e "${basefname}.pdf" ] ; then
> 	bibtex "${basefname}"
> 	makeindex -c -s wooind.ist "${basefname}.idx"
> 	pdflatex -interaction=batchmode "${basefname}"
> 	pdflatex -interaction=batchmode "${basefname}"
> fi
> /bin/rm "${basefname}.dvi" "${basefname}.log" "${basefname}.aux" "$ 
> {basefname}.ps"

I really don't know why you remove the .log and .aux files
with each run. If something actually goes wrong, these are
the places where you can most readily diagnose any errors.

If you just want to remove all but the source and result,
then you might as well remove also the .idx file, and
its derivative .ind, and log-file .ilg; similarly for
the .bbl and .blg files.
But as with the previous paragraph, these intermediary and
log-files are the best places to search for possible errors
in the Index and  Bibliography, which you might not otherwise
notice by a cursory glance over the final PDF output.

> I don't know if you could adapt this? Note I have my index style in  
> the directory with the root tex file.

> Jon Breitenbucher, Ph. D.
> Adjunct Professor and Instructional Technology Specialist
> The College of Wooster
> Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
> 308 E. University
> Wooster, Ohio 44691



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