[OS X TeX] Error: I can't write on file '(name)'
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 22:05:10 EDT 2007
On Mar 26, 2007, at 5:36 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 26.03.2007 um 18:51 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>> I do not really understand the responses terminal gave me but I
>> assume that it found "openout_any = p" so what I need to do is to
>> replace it by "openout_any = r". So, what I should do is
>>> sudo echo "openout_any = r" > /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf/web2c/
>> with only one angle?
> DON'T DO THIS!
I am scared of Terminal which is why I didn't do it.
> Using only one angle would overwrite the whole file with only one
> single statement.
My unix friend came to check on me and he laughed his head off when
he read what I had written and then told me the same.
> Since you have the paranoid statement in /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf/
> web2c/texmf.cnf you can do this on the command line: change on the
> fly the paranoid line, save this new content in a new file, and if
> this all succeeds substitute the old paranoid file with the new
> mildly restricted contents. That texmf.cnf file is owned by root
> makes it necessary to "abuse" sudo:
> sudo cat /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf | sed -e "s/
> openout_any = p/openout_any = r/" > texmf.cnf-new && sudo mv
> texmf.cnf-new /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
> So sudo only requests once the password, when it's not yet needed
> for the cat command, but later, when asking for the password might
> cause problems, it's already and still authorised to finish the job
> of moving the new file to the old place.
> Now, with grep you've found that the paranoid openout statement is
> on line #388, you can invoke pico à la:
> sudo pico +388 /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
> and you are on the right line. ^E to warp to the line's end. ^O or
> F3 saves the edited file contents.
> This all does not change the inverse character of the file's view
> inside pico, maybe this does, at least it makes in my Terminal
> appear black text on white background, what I call not inverse
> (because it looks the same as on a sheet of paper: black types on
> white paper):
> sudo env TERM=vt100 pico +388 /usr/local/gwTeX/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
> To search for something in the file: F6 (the function key) or ^W
> (ctrl and w at once, i.e. "Where is").
> ^R reads in another file. This is useless since pico has already
> opened the proper file.
Right now, my installation has been fixed by my unix friend and the
strike at my school has just come to an end so I have to go teach
tomorrow morning and then catch up with all the tex stuff. Once I
have caught up, though, I will study what you wrote above but maybe
you can suggest an introduction to the terminal that *I* can read.
(With big stress on "I")
Very grateful regards
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