[OS X TeX] Synctex doesn't work with file names that have spaces. Is this fixable?

Claus Gerhardt claus.gerhardt at uni-heidelberg.de
Thu May 9 17:29:01 EDT 2013

Flashmode only accepts spaces in names of directories not in filenames. This could be fixed but I don't have the time at the moment.


On May 9, 2013, at 21:23, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:

> MRL,
> On May 9, 2013, at 12:08 PM, mrl <mrl at psfc.mit.edu> wrote:
>> Hi - Because of the demise of Textures, I just had to install TexShop with
>> Flashmode, for someone who obtained a new mac.  This person has hundreds of
>> files, that have spaces in their filenames.  It appears that Synctex doesn't
>> work with file names that have spaces.  I've seen it claimed that this
>> problem was fixed on other platforms.  Has anyone tried to fix it for the
>> mac?  I don't have a C compiler myself.  What would be necessary to
>> recompile the code, which would have fixes for this problem?  Thanks. - Mark 
> I am the author of TeXShop. There is a lot of misinformation in the above posting.
> 	1) TeXShop has worked with filenames containing spaces for years.
> 	2) Synctex has nothing to do with the Mac. It is a piece of software by Jerome
> 	Laurens in TeX Live and available for all platforms.
> 	3) I just tried synctex on a file with spaces in its name using TeXShop. It
> 	worked fine.
> 	4) Flashmode isn't part of TeXShop itself (because I don't like that feature),
> 	but it is supplied for TeXShop by Claus Gerhardt. I don't know if it works
> 	with files with spaces in their title
> 	5) Spaces in filenames can cause minor difficulty in Unix with various scripts,
> 	so while all of the things you quote work, it would be useful to suggest that
> 	this user avoid them (my personal opinion only).
> Richard Koch
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