[OS X TeX] Dropbox

"M. Tamer Özsu" ozsut at mac.com
Sat Jul 1 16:57:38 EDT 2017

Interesting. Most of my files are symlinked to Dropbox, but there is one book folder that resides on Dropbox and I have been latex'ing files in it regularly using TeXShop. I have not experienced any crashes. I'll pay more attention...

M. Tamer Özsu
Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~tozsu <https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~tozsu>

> On Jul 1, 2017, at 10:01 AM, George Gratzer <gratzer at me.com <mailto: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 <https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/50873/dropboxtool>)
> 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.
> George
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