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M. Tamer Özsu
ozsut at mac.com
Thu Jul 30 22:44:47 EDT 2020
Dropbox understands symbolic links, but not aliases. However, about a year ago it stopped syncing symbolically linked files; now it expects everything inside Dropbox. This was always the default behavior on Windows, but on MacOSit was able to follow symbolic Lin’s, but no more.
I solve the problem of style files as follows. My entire texmf directory is in Dropbox and hive my own style files, reference library, etc there. Then the symbolic link to this texmf directory resides in ~/Library. Everything works fine and my style files and reference library gets auto-synced across all my machines.
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> On Jul 30, 2020, at 19:43, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>>> On Jul 30, 2020, at 5:37 PM, Ettore Aldrovandi <ealdrov at math.fsu.edu> wrote:
>>>> On Jul 30, 2020, at 17:19, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>>>> On Jul 30, 2020, at 4:06 PM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:
>>>> OK, I’m trying to have my personal macros in ~Library/texmf/tex/latex/
>>>> in two folders: MyMacros and MyOtherMacros (more often used and less used—the more often ones often need to be zipped to accompany manuscripts).
>>>> I created aliases for both and put them where the originals used to be on Dropbox (so I don’t have to remember where they are if I want to add to them).
>>>> Let’s see if that works.
>>>> Zbigniew Nitecki
>>> So, the question becomes: does DropBox understand aliases or even symbolic links?
>> Not symlinks, but they wouldn’t be on Dropbox, if the actual files are kept there and symlinked to the Mac, which is what I think Zbigniew wants to do. So, if it is
>> ln -s ~/Dropbox/Library/texmf/tex/latex ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex
>> this would work. Unless, of course, there are symlinks within the tree itself. In that case I don’t know.
> That direction of linking should work since DropBox really doesn't know a anything about it.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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