[TxMt] Is the following pdfsync-instruction right?

Charilaos Skiadas skiadas at hanover.edu
Sat May 12 00:56:18 UTC 2007

On May 11, 2007, at 8:35 PM, Édouard Gilbert wrote:

>> I have now updated both the LaTeX and View command and the Show in  
>> PDF Viewer command to deal with Skim. Let me know if they don't  
>> work for you. (You'll of course need to set TM_LATEX_VIEWER to Skim).
>> Edouard, I had no problems syncing with the files you sent me. So  
>> please update the LaTeX bundle and try again, and let me know if  
>> it still doesn't work.
> It appears that it's a path problem. When the path to my TeX file  
> doesn't contain any space (I haven't tested it for other  
> characters), it works as expected, but when it does, Skim just  
> stays in the same place.
> The last line in the console reports:
> 79:79: syntax error: Expected string but found end of script. (-2741)
> The error remains the same when I try the same command, but used to  
> be different when tried from other places.

I found the problem. It has to do with the code in the displayline  
script that Skim uses. The last line in that script should have been:

/usr/bin/osascript -e "tell application \"Skim\"" -e "activate" -e  
"open POSIX file \"${file}\" at TeX line ${line} from source POSIX  
file \"${source}\"" -e "end tell"

Note that the ${file}, ${source} etc are not surrounded by quotes any  

> About your sript modification, wouldn't be
> if [[ "$V" == TeXniscope ]]; (...)
> elif [[ "$V" == PDFView ]]; (...)
> elif [[ "$V" == Skim ]]; (...)
> fi
> more logical than the current
> if [[ "$V" == TeXniscope ]]; (...)
> else
> 	if [[ "$V" == PDFView ]]; (...)
> 	if [[ "$V" == Skim ]]; (...)
> fi
> ?

Yes, probably ;)

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

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