[OS X TeX] Dropbox

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Sat Jul 1 11:28:06 EDT 2017

> On 1 Jul 2017, at 16:01, George Gratzer <gratzer at me.com> wrote:
> I have been corresponding with Richard Koch about TeXShop and Dropbox.
> I reported to him that TeXShop often crashes when typesetting. 
> He asked whether my files are in Dropbox. They are.
> He explained that this may be the cause for my crashes.
> I moved the files out of Dropbox, and the crashes stopped.
> Then I used Dropboxtool (a free utility from  MacUpdate)
> to add a symlink from the TeX files to Dropbox, so Dropbox keeps on
> securing my files.
> So far, so good. No crashes, files secured.
> I would like to hear if anybody else is using this technique,
> and whether this stops the crashes, as it did for me.

That’s interesting. I use Dropbox and I’ve seen a lot of crashes with TeXShop lately. I’ll definitely try your setup. What I don’t get – these crashes are a fairly new thing. I see this on a document which I’ve been working on for more than three years. And the crashes definitely are something which started to happen during the last half year. So I wonder what changed.

> George
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