[OS X TeX] Re: Recovering from typing errors

Nicola Cabibbo nicola.cabibbo at roma1.infn.it
Mon Feb 20 08:12:40 EST 2006

On Feb 20, 2006, at 2:00 AM, jkock wrote:

>> Would it be possible to avoid the second run by making a
>> backup of the .aux file and restoring it in case of an aborted
>> typesetting?
> Alpha's tex interface has been doing this for years: whenever tex is
> interrupted (e.g. by typing 'e' or 'x'), the previous aux file is  
> restored.
> Hence the aux file is always the one from the last *completed* tex  
> run.
> Since tex runs inside Alpha there is no guesswork involved: Alpha  
> knows
> about the interruption before tex knows about it, and tex itself  
> will never
> have to know that the aux file backup takes place.  (Of course the toc
> files are also backed up.)

Yes, toc files should also be backed up. If it is possible
to detect the completion without errors of a run the script could
delete the backup files.

	Nicola  Cabibbo
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