[OS X TeX] locating copies

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jul 24 10:53:41 EDT 2012

On Jul 24, 2012, at 9:41 AM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. wrote:

> If I am viewing a source file in TeXShop and want to make a copy (e.g., to save one version while I try some temporary modifications), I can no longer "Save As.." but need to use "Duplicate", which takes file.tex and creates file copy.
> 1. Where is file copy located?  (It does not appear to be in the same folder as file.tex)
> 2. Not a TEX question, but a relevant Mac question:  is there an easy way to locate a file which I have open (i.e., find out where it lives)?  Trying to coax that information out of the search command (the magnifying glass) in OS 10.7 is difficult at best, and impossible most of the time.  Used to be you could "Get Information" in "File", but no more...
> Zbigniew Nitecki
> Department of Mathematics
> Tufts University
> Medford, MA 02155


It doesn't get saved until you actually Save (Cmd-S) it. This is not TeXShop's doing but a ``feature'' of OS X 10.7 ability to do auto-saves and roll backs that has been criticized by many folks. I believe there will be a version of Save As… in Mountain Lion although it won't be directly visible under the File menu.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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