[OS X TeX] Bibdesk preview fails

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jan 27 21:20:56 EST 2006

On Jan 27, 2006, at 8:01 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> Make sure your Preview encoding and accented character conversion  
> prefs are set correctly.  If you're using Tiger, the actual TeX run  
> files are probably in a subdirectory of /var/tmp/folders.501/ 
> TemporaryItems (look for the one with the most recent creation  
> date).  On Panther, I don't recall where the files end up, but it's  
> somewhere under /tmp or /var/tmp.
> -- Adam


As an aside... Whenever files are left in a subdirectory of /var/tmp/ 
folder.UID/TemporaryItems I find them in the trash the next time I  
boot. Is a program supposed to clean up after itself in the  
directory? Given that it's a temp directory why doesn't the OS just  
clean it out (like other temp directories) when the system boots? Is  
this an OS X 10.4.x bug?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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