[OS X TeX] BibTeX mystery

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Dec 27 20:24:13 EST 2006

On Dec 27, 2006, at 4:26 PM, Stephen Moye wrote:

> Well, this was a bit of a surprise. For my convenience, I put an  
> alias of the .bib file (I'm using bibdesk) in the directory with my  
> project -- and that was the problem. As soon as either I deleted  
> the alias or renamed it, the problem went away.

If it was an alias rather than a symlink bibtex was trying to read  
the alias file, which is a plain file as far as the Unix'y side of  
things is concerned.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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