[OS X TeX] pdflatexmk: bug or feature

George Gratzer gratzer at ms.umanitoba.ca
Fri Dec 7 18:01:30 EST 2007


Forget about DragThing.

I open the tex file, it does not open the pdf file. I normally get one  
by typesetting. With pdflatexmk this does not work.

This is no big deal. I can put in a blank and typeset it then.


On Dec 7, 2007, at 4:07 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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
> Howdy,
> 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  
> problems.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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