[OS X TeX] Re: Hide temporary files created by TeXShop

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 18 05:16:08 EDT 2007

Markus S schreef:

> My beef with the all the aux files is that they make it more difficult
> to find files in the Finder. Maybe if there were a preference in the
> Finder to hide all files with certain extentions...

The solution then is probably to reorganize your project: Make sure that
chapters are in their own sub-directories, and don't use \include, use
\input instead. This removes that ability to use \includeonly, but
prevents the creation of an aux file for each included file, reducing
clutter considerably.

As for your bst file: put all bibliography related files in a separate
folder ('bibliography'), and put a symbolic link to your bst file in
~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst, and a link to your bib file(s) in
~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib. You can now run bibtex on the aux files alone
(where ever they are). Just remember to put the .bbl file in a location
where TeX will find it (next to your main tex file will do fine.

And no hiding of all files with certain extensions! That windows idea is
the worst one out there.

Related: you may be able to create a smart folder that contains all you
would like to see, and not mess at all with your TeX workflow. The latter
makes it a lot easier to set up.


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