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Fail to compile

Postby Aracelivg » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:14 am

I'm using MAC and recently I moved my files from my /Users/... folder to an external folder that I use to synchronise to the cloud. The issue is that if I try to compile any pdf now in Texmaker or TexShop it doesn't work at all.
The log file is just empty.

If I try to compile it from the terminal I get this message:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
! I can't write on file Plots_LRI.log'.
(Press Enter to retry, or Control-D to exit; default file extension is .log')
Please type another transcript file name

Shall I copy any root file to this cloud folder?

Thanks in advance for your reply!

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:00 pm


welcome to the forum!

Seems the file is locked or the folder is read-only, or the cloud folder is syncing while you are compiling and writing to it. Perhaps work locally and mirror it with a script (crontab) to the cloud folder.

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