[OS X TeX] Spaces in the filename

Josep Maria Font jmfont at ub.edu
Tue Nov 24 09:20:48 EST 2009

El dia 24/11/2009, a les 15:10, Herbert Schulz va escriure:

> On Nov 24, 2009, at 5:57 AM, Josep Maria Font wrote:
>> El dia 24/11/2009, a les 03:51, Alan T Litchfield va escriure (in  
>> another thread):
>>> Note that I also removed the spaces in the file name.
>> I know that it is not recommended to put spaces in filenames,  
>> although TeXShop is now able to cope with them. Generally speaking.  
>> Recently I received a file from a colleague with a space in its  
>> name, and without noticing this I successfully typeset it... but  
>> synchronization was not working. Intrigued with this, I finally  
>> noticed that the created .synctex.gz file had been named "file  
>> name.synctex".gz, including the space and the quotation marks. I  
>> then removed the space and everything was fine.
>> I thought this was an interesting behaviour to share. (And,  
>> incidentally, this is perhaps what was happening to the OP of the  
>> thread "Need Help with Indexes"). One more reason to not include  
>> spaces in filenames.
> What TeX distribution and TeXShop version are you using. The latest  
> MacTeX-2009 (and I think 2008 too) along with the latest TeXShop 2.8  
> (only comes with MacTeX-2009 right now and has a synctex bug on PPC  
> systems---TeXShop 2.29, with this fixed, should be out shortly)  
> doesn't have this problem with the syntex.gz file.

2003 1.6 GHz PPC G5, Leopard 10.5.8, TeXLive-2008 (installed through  
MacTeX), TexShop 2.26. I will install 2009 and 2.29 together (probably  
when I upgrade my Mac). Thanks for the info.


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