[OS X TeX] Texmaker

M. Tamer Özsu tozsu at sympatico.ca
Tue Jan 29 07:14:01 EST 2008

Thank you Peter. I'll try these. Much appreciated.

M. Tamer Ozsu
University of Waterloo

> From: Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE>
> Reply-To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
> Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 01:12:46 +0100
> To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Texmaker
> Am 28.01.2008 um 02:30 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
>> I occasionally wonder where such .log files are stored, such as
>> dvips.log and here texmaker.log. They don't appear in the current
>> directory IIRC and none appears in Console.app (which by default
>> seems to look at ~/Library/Logs, /Library/Logs and /var/log).
> I looked a bit closer to what texmaker is doing, which files it opens
> ­ there is no LOG file listed by lsof. Any LOG file used in any TeX
> related process is handled by the utilities involved into this
> process step. Nevertheless texmaker catches the output of utilities
> in case they produce it. And then this output just disappears!
> By experimenting with a shell script I wrote as substitute for ps2pdf
> I found that texmaker expects double-quotes to surround the "path
> names" of its utilities. If a path name is not enclosed in them,
> texmaker stops, not executing this utility. Since the quoted path
> names are inserted by manually setting the preferences (and only
> stubborn folks like me do it otherwise) this mistake should not
> happen ­ and it does not match the ps2pdfwr fault.
> This set of shell scripts, saved into ~/bin, and ps3pdf.sh of this
> set set as ps2pdf utility in preferences, will hopefully show why
> there is a problem with ps2pdfwr in quick mode:
> --
> Greetings
>    Pete
> Math illiteracy affects 7 out of every 5 Americans.
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