[OS X TeX] TS 3.15 - a nice new feature

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri May 10 10:41:46 EDT 2013

On May 10, 2013, at 9:32 AM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at icloud.com> wrote:

> I noticed a nice improvement in TS 3.15 that makes my workflow a bit easier: When I run excalibur on an a file that is open in TS and save the corrections in excalibur, the corrected version of the file is immediately reflected in the TS source window. In the past, TS would detect that the file had been modified by an outside application and would ask me which version I wanted, a mild annoyance since I always choose the corrected version. 
> Thanks Dick! 
> Themis


Dick Koch mentions this file handling change as the last item in change list for 3.14->3.15 at <http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop/changes_3.html>.

The text reads:

• TeXShop 3.15 contains a patch by Ulrich Bauer for file handling. This patch will be important for users working with version control or with a server which might change the source while it is being edited in TeXShop. For instance, one such user report stated "we are several authors on a paper and we use svn to keep the versions coordinated. If I have a version of the file in the editor and perform an svn update in the terminal, the file changes on disk. However, if I save or typeset, the local version in the editor gets saved and I get no conflict warnings!" With Bauer's patch, "an open document is monitored for external changes to the file, and updated automatically if an external change occurs." Thanks very much to Ulrich Bauer for this important change.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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