[OS X TeX] typsetting in TeXShop
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Jun 14 04:33:29 EDT 2006
Am 14.06.2006 um 05:58 schrieb jkock:
> The next question is how to set this environment variable -- this is
> nontrivial if it doesn't already work out of the box. The obvious
> from a unix viewpoint is just to write it in .profile or
> in .bashrc, but
> unfortunately, in general, GUI applications inherit their environment
> variables from the login-window process, which is not a child
> process of
> any of those that read .profile or .bashrc, so it will not respect
> settings. There is a way to circumvent this by specifying the
> variables in a certain .plist file. Then it will be respected by
> all GUI
> applications. However, Gerben Wierda strongly discourages changing
> file, because some of his own applications are fragile w.r.t.
> variables and expect certain default settings in order to work.
Gerben Wierda's i-Installer has learned from this disasters and does
not get fooled by false settings any more.
If you do not have the file ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist yet, you'd
need to invoke on the command line
and then create and edit the file ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist with
defaults write ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist TEXEDIT "/Applications/
AlphaX/Tools/alphac +%d %s"
To check what's in the file: 'defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment'
To remove a specific key/value pair: 'defaults delete ~/.MacOSX/
With Apple's DeveloperTools package (and Xcode updates too?) comes /
Developer/Applications/Utilities/Property List Editor.app. The Public
Domain offers other GUIs like PlistEdit Pro (http://homepage.mac.com/
bwebster/plisteditpro.html), PrefSetter (http://homepage.mac.com/
darkshadow02/apps.htm#prefsetter) and the PLTools (http://
www.macorchard.com/PLTools/) for the command line.
"They're putting dimes in the hole in my head to see the change in me."
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