Came in yesterday to find that pdflatex had written a 256GB .log file (only stopped
because that filled the space on my ssd… and dropbox was studiously uploading to my shared
pals folders :-) ).
I had closed the typesetting window, saying yes to the resulting “kill processes dialog”
(pdflatex was in an endless loop trying to process an errant latex script), but that
doesn’t kill pdflatex (as can be seen in the activity monitor). You can end up with
multiple pdflatex instances all ownerless, and only killing them manually works to end
Textmate obviously can’t kill processes spawned by bundles in case they are supposed to be
continuing, but perhaps shutting the latex TypeSetting bundle could ensure that closing
the typesetting window/ending watching could send a kill/quit signal to pdflatex?
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