[OS X TeX] Sysquake for LaTeX (and TeXShop)
peter.pagin at philosophy.su.se
Sun Apr 5 02:36:43 EDT 2009
5 apr 2009 kl. 00.52 skrev Herbert Schulz:
> On Apr 4, 2009, at 5:15 PM, Peter Pagin wrote:
>> but the log says 'entering extended mode', which I thought reports
>> that the shell-escape option has been used, or am I wrong?
> No, that message is about using an etex (extended tex) mode which
> extends the number of counters, etc., to capacity of memory. The
> message that says that shell escape is enabled is
> \write18 enabled.
> and would appear before the extended mode message.
I actually knew this before, but managed to get things mixed up.
Thanks a lot for clearing it up for me.
This brought my attention to the first log line 'unrecognized option --
shell escape--synctex=1'. The option came from the TexShop engine
preferences for pdflatex. I then deleted '--synctex=1', to see what
would happen, and what happened was that the log reported '\write18
enabled' and that Sysquake for LaTeX started working. Absolutely great!
Then I was worried that there is maybe something else wrong with my
installation, since the synctex option doesn't work. I looked through
old mails on the list about synctex=1. This led me to try out some
variations, including putting in a space betwee '--shell escape' and
'--synctex=1'. Now this works as well. Take away the space, and the
problem is back.
Since the preference is, or at one time was, a TeXShop default (I
don't think I had meddled with it before), maybe others have the same
Many thanks again, to Herb, Michael and Alain.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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