[OS X TeX] pdflatexmk: bug or feature

George Gratzer gratzer at ms.umanitoba.ca
Fri Dec 7 18:08:53 EST 2007

P.S. Herb, do not forget about DragThing. It is one of the two best  
utilities for the Mac. The other one is default Folder X.


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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