[OS X TeX] Avoiding the deletion of .aux files upon encountering errors (TeXShop)

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jun 8 13:19:22 EDT 2007

On Jun 8, 2007, at 10:51 AM, Erik Norvelle wrote:

> Herbert,
> Thanks for you advice on the xelatexmk... so far it seems to work  
> quite well.  I appreciate your information and the work you've put  
> into making TeXShop compatible with Latexmk
> Erik Norvelle


I don't know which version of the latexmk engines you downloaded  
since there was a second update yesterday (at least yesterday here,  
in the Chicago area). Double click the pdflatexmk.engine file found  
in ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/. If it has a line that looks like

touch "$1"

update (yet again, sigh...) to the latest version that works much  
better with distributed documents. Download LatexmkTeXShop.zip from  
<http://homepage.mac.com/herbs2/> and simply replace all three engine  
files found in ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/ with the ones from that  
download. The new versions tell latexmk to create a dependency file  
so changes in an included file will force at least one compile but  
latexmk won't compile if there are no changes. The behavior is more  
desirable than using the versions with the `touch` line since that  
would force at least one compile, even when it was not needed.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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