[OS X TeX] Changing texdoc behaviour

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Sun Jan 28 22:00:42 EST 2007

At 8:34 PM -0600 1/28/07, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>On Jan 28, 2007, at 20:01 , Alan Munn wrote:
>>Hello all,
>>Currently texdoc opens DVI files with TeXShop, PDF files with Adobe 
>>reader and PS files with Preview. I would like all three types of 
>>files to open in either Reader or Preview, since TeXShop has no 
>>simple way of expanding the preview window to the screen width. Is 
>>there a simple way to do this?  Setting the environment variable 
>>for TEXDOC_pdf to "open -a Preview.app %s" in my .cshrc didn't seem 
>>to change the behaviour at all, although the man page for texdoc 
>>says it should.
>This is what I use in my .bash_profile (sorry, I don't know how to 
>configure it for the csh), thanks to Martin Costabel a few years ago:
>export TEXDOCVIEW_dvi="open -a /Applications/TeXShop.app %s"
>export TEXDOCVIEW_html="open -a /Applications/Safari.app %s"
>export TEXDOCVIEW_ps="open -a /Applications/TeXShop.app %s"
>I think the key is TEXDOCVIEW, instead of TEXDOC.

Thanks Axel. It would helped if I actually had typed what the man 
page said (as you did!).

So this answers the last part of my question.  Now, how would I go 
about getting Preview to open DVI files.  I assume this involves some 
magic with dvipdf, but I assume that I would need to create the file 
in a temporary directory and then open it.


Alan Munn 
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