[OS X TeX] pdflatexmk: bug or feature

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 7 17:07:05 EST 2007

On Dec 7, 2007, at 12:05 PM, George Gratzer wrote:

> I use pdflatexmk, it is really convenient.
> I have the tex file sitting in the DragThing dock, and I start  
> working by clicking on it. The tex file appears. I want to see the  
> typeset version, so I typeset. But the typeset version does not  
> appear because
> Latexmk: All targets (smiIV-minimal.pdf) are up-to-date
> A bug or a feature?
> GG


I don't know anything about DragThing. When you say it is sitting in  
the DragThink Dock is that really an alias, is the file existent  
somewhere? When you open it in TeXShop where does TeXShop ``think'' it  
is (Cmd-Click on the Window Title and you'll see the path). Has the  
file been compiled before? Has anything changed since the last  
compilation? If the pdf already exists, when you open the tex file in  
TeXShop doesn't the pdf open in the preview window too? If the pdf  
file doesn't exist it should re-compile.

In general it is a feature that if latexmk detects no change in the  
source file or aux file from the last compile it says everything is up  
to date. If that isn't true please let me know and I'll let John  
Collins know about the problem. He's been very helpful in resolving  

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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