[OS X TeX] Keeping TeX installations synchronized between machines
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Tue Jan 5 09:25:07 EST 2010
On Jan 4, 2010, at 8:39 PM, M. Tamer Özsu wrote:
> You install Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) on all the computers
> that you wish to sync. Then you can put symbolic links in the
> dropbox folder to the texmf and TeXShop folders. Anytime something
> changes in one of these places, dropbox will sync the other machines
> that you have registered and that are connected. Disconnected ones
> will sync when they get connected. If you are not connected to the
> network, as you ask, I don't know of any method that would be able
> to sync. There is a video at the site above that should get you
> going and you can register for free access up to 2GB of use (should
> be plenty for texmf and TeXShop folders).
Thanks. That sounds like the way to go.
Just to clarify what I was asking (Alain seems to have understood),
right now, even to use DropBox, I have to sync at least three
different folders, ~/Library/texmf, ~/Library/TeXShop, and ~/Library/
Application Support/BibDesk. (There's also ~/Library/Application
Support/LaTeXit, but I'm not sure if that holds anything critical).
All I'm saying is that it would be nice if these were all in the same
place, e.g. under ~/Library/Application Support/TeX or ~/Library/TeX.
If all the apps distributed with MacTeX kept their user-specific files
in folders in the same place, then the user could more easily keep
things in sync between machines.
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