[OS X TeX] Order of numbered files

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Wed Jul 21 13:02:28 EDT 2010

The Finder doesn't recognize the strings as natural numbers. You have to replace the single digits by 01, 02, etc, and similarly by 001, 002, ....., 010, ..., if your largest number has three digits.


On Jul 21, 2010, at 18:08, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> I suspect this to be at least half OT.
> I have a folder in which there are the files 1.tex, 2.tex, 3.tex ...50.tex
> (1) When I select all the files in that folder and then open them, the order in which they then appear on the screen seems random or perhaps has to do with the time last opened or the phase of the moon or whatever. Is this to be blamed on Steve Jobs or on me?
> (2) When, in TeXShop 2.26 under OS X 10.4.11, I click on Window, the files are listed as 1.tex, 10.tex, 11.tex, 11.tex, ... 19.tex, 2.tex, 20.tex, 21.tex, etc Not as bad but still. Is this to be blamed on Steve Jobs or on me?
> Resigned regards
> --schremmer
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