# [OS X TeX] foo.synctex.gz(busy)

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Sep 5 10:08:15 EDT 2012

On Sep 5, 2012, at 9:01 AM, Alain Schremmer <schremmer.alain at gmail.com> wrote:

> This post is just a matter of curiosity:
>
>
> As I compiled
> <161UserManualV2-4.tex>
>
>
> I got the error:
>
> Argument of \contentsline has an extra }.
> <inserted text>
>                \par
> l.3 \contentsline
>                  {section}{What This Means To You}{2}
> ?
> Process aborted
>
> and the file UserManualV2-5.synctex was ... busy:
>
> <161UserManualV2-4.synctex.gz(busy)>
>
>
> Here are the other auxiliary files
> <161UserManualV2-4.aux><161UserManualV2-4.pdf><161UserManualV2-4.idx><161UserManualV2-4.out><161UserManualV2-4.ptc><161UserManualV2-4.log>
>
> Removing all auxiliary files and recompiling worked.
>
> All the above files are in a folder called 161UserManual-Fall2012 and
>
> <Preamble.sty>
>
>
> is in a folder called StyleSheets with both folders in a single folder called RAFv5-2.
>
> Baffled regards.
> --schremmer

Howdy,

Did you have an error on a previous run? This sounds like a problem with a bad aux file. The usual fix is just what you did; clean up all the old files and start over. The synctex file was busy because the processing was aborted and that is not a problem.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)