# [OS X TeX] TeXShop wish list

André Bellaïche abellaic at math.jussieu.fr
Mon Sep 4 06:29:36 EDT 2006

Le 4 sept. 06 à 09:50, Martin Stokhof a écrit :

>
> On 4 Sep, 2006, at 05:30, Jan Rosinski wrote:
>
>> The following option in TeXShop Preferences would be useful to me
>> and maybe other people will find it useful as well. I would like
>> to have, as an option to select,  'Trash Aux Files when closing a
>> document'. This option, when checked, would reduce the clutter in
>> my TeX folders automatically and without any problem since
>> creating new aux files is very quick. If you do not want it, you
>> can always uncheck it.
>>
>> Jan Rosinski
>>
>
> Perhaps superfluously: adding \nofiles to the preamble of a
> document will suppres creation of any auxiliary files. Presumably
> one would want to set this preference on a per document basis, so
> this give the same functionality (though perhaps not the same ease
> of use).
>
> Hth,
> Martin Stokhof

This is not exactly what Jan Rosinski is asking for. "\nofiles"
prevents the creation of the .aux, that may be needed for cross-
references (\label and \ref). Jan is asking for some device that
cleans up the directory once the job is finished. For example, when
the main file is closed. It could also be on a "on demand" basis.

Often enough, I end up with a directory containing 15 files of each
type : .tex, .aux, .pdf, .log. I have to sort them "par type" (in
French), then to put the .aux, .log, .ind into the basket. Then I
come back to the alphabetical order.

I understand this can be done by an Apple script or a Unix script,
but I am not sure that all of us have time to learn Applescript or
Unix. And how would you manage so the script can be called from
anywhere : by programming an new jey-combination ? Is it possible ?

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