[OS X TeX] Bibtex and Bibtex8

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Jul 24 16:50:54 EDT 2009

I think that the short-cuts defined in the corresponding preference  
pane for a specific application do overwrite the application's default  

On Jul 24, 2009, at 21:58, Alan Munn wrote:

> At 8:44 PM +0200 7/24/09, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>> On Jul 24, 2009, at 19:27, Alan Munn wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> I'd like to use bibtex8 instead of bibtex for my default bibtexing  
>>> (i.e. using command-shift-B).  I know I can make a separate engine  
>>> to do the bibtexing, but is there a way to cause that engine to be  
>>> used when the command-shift-B command is given in TexShop?
>>> I tried just changing the bibtexc script in ~/Library/TeXShop/bin,  
>>> but that didn't have any effect, so I assume that it is only  
>>> called when the Claus G. macro "bibtexc" is called from the macros  
>>> menu.
>> These scripts and shell scripts of mine are old relics which are no  
>> longer maintained - nowadays ~/Library/Flashmode/bin is my default  
>> reference for my shell scripts.
> Thanks Claus, for your suggestions.
> I don't have Flashmode installed, so I don't have such a folder?  I  
> don't really need its functionality, so I'd rather not install it.
>> I suggest to modify the shell scripts and bibtexc to your liking  
>> adding your preferred short-cut key to it.
> I guess the problem is that there's no way to use command-shift-B  
> (as opposed to some other short-cut) since that's built-in to  
> TeXShop.  I was hoping to change the script that TeXShop actually  
> uses, but that doesn't seem to be possible.  I guess I can relearn a  
> new command key.
> This is one of my pet peeves about TeXShop, which is otherwise  
> fantastic: it doesn't seem to allow you to reassign anything to any  
> key, since a lot of the good key combinations are fixed and used by  
> TeXShop with no way (AFAIK) to reassign them.
> Alan
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