[OS X TeX] Changing texdoc behaviour
amunn at msu.edu
Sun Jan 28 22:26:37 EST 2007
At 10:00 PM -0500 1/28/07, Alan Munn wrote:
>At 8:34 PM -0600 1/28/07, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>>On Jan 28, 2007, at 20:01 , Alan Munn wrote:
>>>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
>>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.
Replying to my own message, here's my tentative solution, but I'd
like any comments on problems it may cause me.
I created the following shell script called previewdvi which is then
called using the TEXDOCVIEW environment variable
FileName= `basename $1 .dvi`
dvipdf $FileName $OutputFile | open -a Preview.app
This seems to give the required behaviour. Are there any obvious
problems with doing this?
amunn at msu.edu
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Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824 Tel. +1-517-355-7491
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