[OS X TeX] TeXShop: how get console contents in text file?

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Fri Sep 30 23:14:59 EDT 2016

On Sep 30, 2016, at 18:17 , Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> When processing a .tex source with TeXShop (using, say, pdflatexmk “engine”), what I see in the console is NOT what’s written to the .log file, e.g., error messages. So when I open the log file (with File > Show log) I do not see those messages.

It helps us if you provide a bit more detail.  In particular, the versions of TeXShop and the OS.

> What file do they go to, and how may I readily access it?

The log file should reflect what you see in the console window.  There have been some changes in Sierra that affect some logging functions, but I have not used the new OS so I can't say for sure whether this is change is limited to system logging.

On systems up through 10.11, I do not see what you are seeing though.

The log file is usually in the same directory as the .tex file.  For example, if that is /path/to/foo.tex, the log file will be /path/to/foo.log.



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