[TxMt] citation completion can't find bibfile
cskiadas at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 20:57:47 UTC 2007
On Dec 20, 2007, at 3:39 PM, Kieran Healy wrote:
> TextMate's LaTeX bundle can't find my bib files when using the
> citation completion commands. It returns the error, "Can't find any
> files named 'bibname'", where bibname is the name of my bib file.
> The bib files are in a local directory, ~/Documents/bibs. There is
> a symbolic link to this directory in ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib.
> Doing kpsewhich -show-path=bib returns
Is this what is also returned if your type in TM: kpsewhich -show-
followed by pressing ctrl-R?
When we run kpsewhich in that script, we do not load any of the shell
files like .bash_profile and friends. So if TM_LATEX_BIB is set
there, we don't typically see it, and hence neither will our call of
So what you would want to do is set TM_LATEX_BIB in TextMate's
preferences as well (TextMate -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Shell
Make sure that the value you set there is exactly /Users/kjhealy/
Documents/bibs, without a trailing newline.
That should hopefully do it.
> TM_LATEX_BIB is set to /Users/kjhealy/Documents/bibs. Latex
> documents will compile happily (using latexmk.pl) within TextMate,
> including their bibliographies. It's just the citation completion
> within documents that isn't working. My Latex bundle and Support
> folder are at revision 8696. I'm running Leopard (10.5.1) and
> TextMate 1.5.7 (1436).
> Any hints on why this isn't working as it should?
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