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>> On Jul 13, 2020, at 11:29 AM, Murray Eisenberg <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I should say that I?m still suspicious and uncomfortable with the idea of making any cloud location my primary access location. (Although I?m rather forced to do this for things like my contacts list, calendar, etc. that I access across various Apple devices.)
>>
>
> Howdy,
>
> And you should be! I heard of way too many instances of typesetting problems involving files on the Cloud.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

Hi,
  I have had pretty good luck with keeping my texmf directory on Dropbox. My strategy is to create the following directory structure in my Dropbox folder:

~/Dropbox/Library/texmf/

Then, I create a symbolic link (not an alias) of the texmf directory in ~/Library. Doing this on each of my computers ensures that I am using the same texmf on all of them.

Depending on how you set up Dropbox, the contents are stored on the individual computers, as well as in the cloud, so that they are available even when you don’t have an internet connection, and they can be backed up with the rest of your local data.

I use the same strategy for a variety of other purposes, including the Application Support directories for some programs.

YMMV, of course, but it has worked well for me. (A very dangerous thing to say!)

David Goldenberg
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Re: templates (Herbert Schulz)

Herbert Schulz
> On Jul 13, 2020, at 2:29 PM, David Goldenberg <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>
>>
>>> On Jul 13, 2020, at 11:29 AM, Murray Eisenberg <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> I should say that I?m still suspicious and uncomfortable with the idea of making any cloud location my primary access location. (Although I?m rather forced to do this for things like my contacts list, calendar, etc. that I access across various Apple devices.)
>>>
>>
>> Howdy,
>>
>> And you should be! I heard of way too many instances of typesetting problems involving files on the Cloud.
>>
>> Good Luck,
>>
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>
> Hi,
>  I have had pretty good luck with keeping my texmf directory on Dropbox. My strategy is to create the following directory structure in my Dropbox folder:
>
> ~/Dropbox/Library/texmf/
>
> Then, I create a symbolic link (not an alias) of the texmf directory in ~/Library. Doing this on each of my computers ensures that I am using the same texmf on all of them.
>
> Depending on how you set up Dropbox, the contents are stored on the individual computers, as well as in the cloud, so that they are available even when you don’t have an internet connection, and they can be backed up with the rest of your local data.
>
> I use the same strategy for a variety of other purposes, including the Application Support directories for some programs.
>
> YMMV, of course, but it has worked well for me. (A very dangerous thing to say!)
>
> David Goldenberg

Howdy,

Reading from that structure isn't a real problem. The real problems happen when you typeset a document that really is in the DropBox folder since the extra files created seems to overload DropBox and confuse the TeX engine being used.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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Re: templates (Herbert Schulz)

John Collins-2
I've found no problems in having a document on Dropbox.  The only situation
that I know of that would get Dropbox confused is when you have two processes
updating the same files at about the same time.  A notable case is when you
start latexmk in preview-continuous mode on one computer, and you've forgotten
you've already got it running on another computer working on the same files.
But you'd also have problems if by mistake you have two instances of latexmk on
the same computer. (Been there, done that:-))  Both instances try to update the
same files at the same time.

John Collins

On 7/13/20 6:58 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

>> On Jul 13, 2020, at 2:29 PM, David Goldenberg <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>
>>>> On Jul 13, 2020, at 11:29 AM, Murray Eisenberg <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I should say that I?m still suspicious and uncomfortable with the idea of making any cloud location my primary access location. (Although I?m rather forced to do this for things like my contacts list, calendar, etc. that I access across various Apple devices.)
>>>>
>>>
>>> Howdy,
>>>
>>> And you should be! I heard of way too many instances of typesetting problems involving files on the Cloud.
>>>
>>> Good Luck,
>>>
>>> Herb Schulz
>>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>>
>> Hi,
>>   I have had pretty good luck with keeping my texmf directory on Dropbox. My strategy is to create the following directory structure in my Dropbox folder:
>>
>> ~/Dropbox/Library/texmf/
>>
>> Then, I create a symbolic link (not an alias) of the texmf directory in ~/Library. Doing this on each of my computers ensures that I am using the same texmf on all of them.
>>
>> Depending on how you set up Dropbox, the contents are stored on the individual computers, as well as in the cloud, so that they are available even when you don’t have an internet connection, and they can be backed up with the rest of your local data.
>>
>> I use the same strategy for a variety of other purposes, including the Application Support directories for some programs.
>>
>> YMMV, of course, but it has worked well for me. (A very dangerous thing to say!)
>>
>> David Goldenberg
>
> Howdy,
>
> Reading from that structure isn't a real problem. The real problems happen when you typeset a document that really is in the DropBox folder since the extra files created seems to overload DropBox and confuse the TeX engine being used.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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Re: templates (Herbert Schulz)

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I have this exact setup and it has been working fine for me. My entire Documents and texmf directories are on Dropbox.

==Tamer

On 2020-07-13, 20:07, "MacOSX-TeX on behalf of John Collins" <[hidden email] on behalf of [hidden email]> wrote:

    I've found no problems in having a document on Dropbox.  The only situation
    that I know of that would get Dropbox confused is when you have two processes
    updating the same files at about the same time.  A notable case is when you
    start latexmk in preview-continuous mode on one computer, and you've forgotten
    you've already got it running on another computer working on the same files.
    But you'd also have problems if by mistake you have two instances of latexmk on
    the same computer. (Been there, done that:-))  Both instances try to update the
    same files at the same time.

    John Collins

    On 7/13/20 6:58 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
    >> On Jul 13, 2020, at 2:29 PM, David Goldenberg <[hidden email]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>>> On Jul 13, 2020, at 11:29 AM, Murray Eisenberg <[hidden email]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I should say that I?m still suspicious and uncomfortable with the idea of making any cloud location my primary access location. (Although I?m rather forced to do this for things like my contacts list, calendar, etc. that I access across various Apple devices.)
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Howdy,
    >>>
    >>> And you should be! I heard of way too many instances of typesetting problems involving files on the Cloud.
    >>>
    >>> Good Luck,
    >>>
    >>> Herb Schulz
    >>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >>   I have had pretty good luck with keeping my texmf directory on Dropbox. My strategy is to create the following directory structure in my Dropbox folder:
    >>
    >> ~/Dropbox/Library/texmf/
    >>
    >> Then, I create a symbolic link (not an alias) of the texmf directory in ~/Library. Doing this on each of my computers ensures that I am using the same texmf on all of them.
    >>
    >> Depending on how you set up Dropbox, the contents are stored on the individual computers, as well as in the cloud, so that they are available even when you don’t have an internet connection, and they can be backed up with the rest of your local data.
    >>
    >> I use the same strategy for a variety of other purposes, including the Application Support directories for some programs.
    >>
    >> YMMV, of course, but it has worked well for me. (A very dangerous thing to say!)
    >>
    >> David Goldenberg
    >
    > Howdy,
    >
    > Reading from that structure isn't a real problem. The real problems happen when you typeset a document that really is in the DropBox folder since the extra files created seems to overload DropBox and confuse the TeX engine being used.
    >
    > Good Luck,
    >
    > Herb Schulz
    > (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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