[OS X TeX] File paths

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Mon Jun 2 18:56:50 EDT 2008

At 21:55 +0100 2/6/08, Phil Trinh wrote:
>Quick question:
>Let's say I have my BibTeX master file in the directory
>~/Documents/master.bib, while my working directory is elsewhere.
>The command \bibliography{~/Documents/master}{} to generate the
>bibliography doesn't seem to be able to find the correct master file.
>Why is this?

I don't think TeX likes ~ in filenames.  If you 
want to keep it where it is, change the name to 

Alternatively, put your master bib file in ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib

and then every document will find it with \bibliography{master}


Alan Munn 
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