[OS X TeX] latexmk + Dropbox (+ Mavericks)
talmanl at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 13:47:59 EST 2013
If you don't want Dropbox to sync, just turn it off while you're working
on something with TeX. You can still work on the local copy. When you're
done, turn it back on.
On Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:19:02 -0700, Jung-Tsung Shen <jushen at gmail.com>
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:09 AM, Herbert Schulz
> <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 20, 2013, at 9:49 AM, Jung-Tsung Shen <jushen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM, Herbert Schulz
>>> <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>>> On Dec 20, 2013, at 9:29 AM, Jung-Tsung Shen <jushen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > I recently upgraded the OS of my 2009 MacBook Pro from 10.6.8 to
>>> Mavericks, and noticed that Dropbox seems to be always doing excessive
>>> syncing when >>I use latexmk to compile documents -- the syncing
>>> starts even before the first round of compilation finishes; the
>>> compilation also seems to be slowed down a bit >>(not sure if this is
>>> due to the excessive syncing or due to Mavericks). Is it possible to
>>> modify the latexmk engine so that Dropbox only syncs after all rounds
>>> of >>compilations are completed?
>>> > Thanks,
>>> > JT
>>> This sounds more like a DropBox `problem' than anything that has to do
>>> with latexmk; latexmk is just typesetting the local copy of the file.
>>> I just compiled a 14 >>page document in one of my DropBox folders that
>>> includes quite a few graphics images, etc., and didn't notice any
>>> specific slowdown. However I don't have >>much in my DropBox so
>>> syncing goes pretty quickly.
>>> What version of DropBox are you using? I'm at the latest `Stable'
>>> version, 2.4.10.
>>> Good Luck,
>>> Herb Schulz
>>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>>> Thanks for the reply. I was using an old version of Dropbox but
>>> upgraded just now after seeing your message. Still, Dropbox starts
>>> syncing as soon as I press >>cmd + t. I certainly did not mean there's
>>> problems with ladexmk; nonetheless, is it possible to put a script in
>>> the latexmk engine to tell Dropbox to sync only after >>everything is
>>> done? I am using TeXShop.
>> I see that behavior too. However I'd imagine that DropBox throttles the
>> sync when there is other activity on the system. I'd bring this up with
>> the DropBox folks >>and see if there is some sort of solution on there
>> end. Log in at the DropBox Forums at <https://forums.dropbox.com> and
>> leave a message there.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> I have posted at the feature request section at the Dropbox forum.
--Louis A. Talman
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Metropolitan State University of Denver
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